Numbness in tongue, diabetes type I, migraine - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
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, only high. Symptoms all indicate a low bg. Tongue is still numb. He can't hardly talk, slurring badly, drools when talks and eats. Has a migraine. Tried to take his bg about 10 times and can't anough blood out to do a reading. Crossed my fingers and went with the low bg idea and gave him orange juice and a peanut butter sandwich. He takes Apidra during the day (bg - 100 / 40) and 14 units of Lantus at bedtime. He has been on these meds for about 2 years. Tried to get him to let me take him to the hospital, he has refused. How long should it take for bg to come up enough for symptoms to disappear?
Doctor : how can I help you?
User : See above
User : Also, can i prick that big vein inside his elbow to draw blood?
Doctor : first thing to be done is to confirm the blood sugar levels
Doctor : you cannot puncture the blood veins
Doctor : take him to the nearest hospital and get his blood sugar measured
Doctor : urgently
Doctor : it is something to be look into seriously
User : I'll try again to get him to go. Is there anywhere else I can prick to get blood to check it myself?
Doctor : in my opinion dont waste time better go to nearest hospital
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