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Dizziness due to high sugar levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi my father had a blood sugar of 375 last night, he is unable to stand on his feet properly. he has no past history of high blood sugar, however he has issues of low blood sugar and he takes tablets for the same. he has an absess on his lower lip, for which he is taking cefadur since 2 days. he is also taking cital syrup for urine problems since last 2 days.
User :   hi
User :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   let me read what you have typed.
User :   blood sugar more than 300 an cause damage to vital organs
User :   the dizziness he is having could be due to the high sugar.
User :   it is an emergency situation. have you checked his sugars in the morning?
User :   what symptoms is he having at present?
User :   he is watching tv right now and sipping on sugar less tea
User :   we have been visited by the pathology for fasting and PP sugar testing
User :   I would suggest you to check his sugar again
User :   the fasting tests are over
User :   ok. what were the fasting sugar values?
User :   the results should be coming in the evening
User :   is there facility to check his sugar level at home?
User :   no
User :   if your father develops dizziness, sweating, palpitations, rush him to emergency room , it could be due to another surge in sugar levels
User :   his sugars need to be controlled
User :   he is not sweating and not having any palpitations
User :   since he is having absess on his lower lip, it could have precipitated high sugar levels
User :   as any infections can lead to high sugars
User :   oh ok
User :   keep a close watch on him, and if he develops any abnormal symptoms or symptoms mentioned above
User :   he is taking cefadur for the same and the absess seems to be curing
User :   then he should be given immediate medical care
User :   ok thanks Dr XXXXX
User :   you have been of immense help
User :   get a complete sugar test done for him including HbA1C, GTT
User :   is it available in india
User :   it will show his body's response to sugar and the pattern of insulin release
User :   have not heard of this before
User :   it is very much available in India
User :   the GTT will help to know the body's response to sugar and the pattern of insulin release
User :   and the HbA1C will show his sugar control over last 2-3 months time
User :   get these done along with the FBS and PPBS that you have already given the sample
User :   do these test take time for results
User :   discuss these test results with a Diabetologist or an Endocrinologist
User :   like some blood tests that involve culturing
User :   no, they are available with results on the same day, or maximum in 24 hours.
User :   ok fine
User :   will ask the path lab to do this as well
User :   so these tests will help you to know if your father was having undetected diabetes
User :   , no yiou may need to give fresh samples
User :   the GTT test requires samples to be collected every 1/2 hour
User :   and teh patient should be fasting atleast 10 hours before the test
User :   and the test is done by giving him glucose that is weighed and given
User :   after taking fasting sample
User :   and then every 1/2 hour samples are taken.
User :   for 5 times
User :   and the result that comes shows the sugar levels and the pattern of insulin release
User :   the HbA1C test also needs a fasting sample
User :   so get these tests done may be tomorrow
User :   and discuss the results with a Diabetologist or an Endocrinologist
User :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   are you there?
User :   yes dr XXXX
User :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   will get these done
User :   nothing for the time bbeing
User :   thanks a lot
User :   keep a close watch on him
User :   yeah sure
User :   and look out for any abnormal symptom
User :   yes
User :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye for now.
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