The effect of hypoglycemic seizures on cognitive function in children with diabetes: A 7-year prospective study

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Sixteen children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus were evaluated at diagnosis and after 1, 3, and 7 years. They showed significant declines in verbal but not visuospatial abilities, particularly if they had any seizures from hypoglycemia. At the 7-year assessment those with hypoglycemic seizures showed deficits on perceptual, motor, memory, and attention tasks. (J Pediatr 1999;134:503-6)

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