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Numbness in the tongue and drooling in a type-1 diabetes patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Did I talk to you previously?
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   when?
User :   Husband's tongue went numb last night. He is a type 1 diabetic. In 17 1/2 years that I have known him, his bg has never ever been low, yet that is what all sympsyoms indicate. Tongue is still numb. He can't hardly talk, slurring badly, drools when talks and eats. Has a migraine. Tried to take bg about 10 times and couldn't get enough blood.
Doctor :   what are the current medications
User :   Apidra (bg-100/40) and 14 units lantus at bedtime
Doctor :   and for how long he is taking them?
User :   2 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any recent modifications in diet
User :   No.
Doctor :   and dose of medicines
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   after that he had taken something?
User :   After tongue went numb? No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any food?
Doctor :   or drinks?

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