neuroglycopenia


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neu·ro·gly·co·pe·ni·a

(nū'rō-glī-kō-pē'nē-ă),
Neurologic sequelae of low serum glucose levels, including seizures and coma.
[neuro- + glycopenia]

neuroglycopenia

/neu·ro·gly·co·pe·nia/ (noor″o-gli″ko-pe´ne-ah) chronic hypoglycemia of a degree sufficient to impair brain function, resulting in personality changes and intellectual deterioration.

neuroglycopenia

(nur?o-gli-ko-pe'ne-a)
Hypoglycemia of sufficient duration and degree to interfere with normal brain metabolism. Patients with an insulinoma or hypoglycemia due to an insulin overdose may have this condition, which produces confusion, agitation, coma, or brain damage. Synonym: glucopenic brain injury
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In addition, a growing number of Roux-en-Y patients are showing neuroglycopenia and diabetes recurrence several years after surgery, which is concerning, he said.
There may be other issues that are neurological, such as whether neuroglycopenia from repeat hypoglycemia is having some kind of effect.
Professor Vincent Marks, a leading authority on the forensic aspects of hypoglycemia and its role in criminal behavior, discusses how hypoglycemia-related neuroglycopenia can cause behavioral changes, which can bring people with diabetes into conflict with the law.
Less commonly, cognitive impairment due to neuroglycopenia (lack of glucose in the brain) can occur due to very low blood sugars.
May be associated with sufficient neuroglycopenia to induce seizure or coma.
Furthermore, many diabetic patients, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, lose the autonomic warning symptoms that usually precede neuroglycopenia ("hypoglycemic unawareness") (52), increasing the risk of hypoglycemia.
As the glucose level continues to fall, symptoms of neuroglycopenia predominate in the form of headache, cognitive deficit, behavioral changes, seizure, and eventually coma.
Symptoms of neuroglycopenia suggest a patient is experiencing hypoglycemia unawareness.