Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 12, 2003
Question from Chennai:
About a month ago, my daughter became hypoglycemic, had a seizure and has been advised to take medications since EEG showed some epilepsy. The EEG was taken on the second day of the attack, and the doctors can't differentiate whether the seizures where due to low glucose level or epilepsy. Is there any specific test to rule out epilepsy? If the seizures were due to low glucose levels is it correct to give anticonvulsant medications?
Hypoglycemic seizures sometimes can cause nonspecific abnormalities on the EEG. It may be wise to have a repeat EEG done in several weeks.
If seizures occur or if there are persistent EEG abnormalities, then anticonvulsant medications are sometimes recommended. You should go back to your daughter’s doctors and discuss their ideas and plan in more detail.