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How much insulin is a typical fatal dose and is death by hypoglycemia

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How much insulin is a typical fatal dose and is death by hypoglycemia painful?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
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An insulin overdose can be as little as 0.5 to 1 units more than needed and often results in hyopglycemia, prolonged seizures, hyperthermia, and resulting death.
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