Clinical Case Study
Hypoglycemia-induced seizures following physical exercise in a man with type 1 diabetes and latent epilepsy
Dr Marit R Bjorgaas
Diabetic Hypoglycemia January 2011, Volume 3, Issue 3: page 17-18
A 42 year old solicitor suffered episodes of loss of consciousness in his late twenties before type 1 diabetes was diagnosed at the age of 32. After commencing insulin therapy, he experienced numerous hypoglycemia-induced seizures, all occurring in relation to exercise or consuming alcohol. Rationalization of his treatment with insulin and anticonvulsant medication has almost abolished the hypoglycemia-induced seizures.
Keywords: hypoglycemia, type 1 diabetes, seizure, epilepsy, physical exercise, alcohol consumption