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  1. #1 Effects of prelonged injection of glucose 
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    So here's something thats been bothering me for a while.Someone i know was admitted a couple of years ago for dehydration.While there they measured glucose which was way too low (in my believe due too vomitting).They then hooked her up to glucose, but instead of only a couple of min or hours, they "forgot" about her and left the glucose for the wheel night.Now she is diabetic, and i am wondering how big of an effect it has and what lasting effects it has.


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    The long term causes of overconsumption of glucose is type two diabetes.


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    They then hooked her up to glucose, but instead of only a couple of min or hours, they "forgot" about her and left the glucose for the wheel night.
    But surely the amount in the bag/ syringe/ mechanism was the amount they intended to give. Hospital supplies of this kind aren't intended to be partly used. They're administered in specific doses at specific rates. Its effect at the time was simply as food, so 'leaving' it for a whole night was just allowing intravenous feeding rather than stopping that and moving to ordinary food.

    You need a lot more glucose or other sugars than the equivalent of a couple of meals worth of calories to finish up as diabetic.
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    The doctor came in next morning and on the spot starten yelling at the nurse. The amount was not intended to be used up, keep in mind this is not a hospital up to the standards as we know them.I am not implying that the diabetes came from the glucose, just wondering what effects it could have.
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    It's just glucose so it's calories without any other food value. Think of a festival or party weekend where you were expected to eat sweets, cakes, desserts prepared specially for the event and your neighbours and family didn't care that you'd just tried Auntie Nora's version of something, you had to try these two samples/ plates and say which you like better. And again and again and again.

    We've all had events a bit like that for various reasons. One every now and again doesn't hurt anyone with a standard appetite and standard metabolism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teb View Post
    So here's something thats been bothering me for a while.Someone i know was admitted a couple of years ago for dehydration.While there they measured glucose which was way too low (in my believe due too vomitting).They then hooked her up to glucose, but instead of only a couple of min or hours, they "forgot" about her and left the glucose for the wheel night.Now she is diabetic, and i am wondering how big of an effect it has and what lasting effects it has.
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    The long term causes of overconsumption of glucose is type two diabetes.
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