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Uncontrolled diabetes with sugars above 600mg/dl - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Diabetic, uninsured, unemployed. Testing levels over 500 for last couple of days, and today over 600 for 3 tests.
User :   Is there something I can do at home to bring my levels down.
Doctor :  
May i know you age and gender?
User :   I have no money for scrips.....emergency room visit.
User :   Female, age 42.
User :   Normally on insulin and pills
Doctor :   Since when are you having diabetes?
Doctor :  
Do you have a glucometer at home?
User :   I am on my 24th year.
User :   yes.....I have a tester and strips.
Doctor :  
what were the tests done and were the results normal?
Doctor :  
Are you sugars under control?
User :   for the last 2 weeks over 500 and today off the meter (over 600), meter just reads high.
User :   I am so fatigued and thristy.
Doctor :  
The treatment for diabetes include regular medication, healthy diet and weight reducing exercise.
User :   No pain, but am starting to fall due to imbalance.
Doctor :  
sugars of over 600 is a medical emergemcy.
Doctor :  
It can lead to serious complications.

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