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Chronic diabetes, hypoglycaemia, heart failure, fever, suggestions to control blood sugar ?

Hi, My father is 70 years old and has been suffering from diabetes for the past 25 years. Last Tuesday he suffered from hypoglycemia ,and at the hospital also suffered a heart failure , according to echo cardiogram reports. For the past few days he was was also suffering from fever, stomach flu . His heart condition is now much better and stable, but for future course of action, how do we keep his blood glucose levels normal.
Asked On : Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and thanks for the query.
I will advise you to consult his doctor to see whether he has any diabetic Nephropathy ?His kidney function tests and total protein in urine must be checked up since in long standing diabetics,chances of diabetic Nephropathy is high and the dose of anti diabetic drugs has to be brought down.
If he is found to have Nephropathy then you should consult your doctor to switch to injectable insulin instead of oral anti diabetic drugs.
Thanks and best of luck.
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello and thanks for the query.
I will advise you to consult his doctor to see whether he has any diabetic Nephropathy ?His kidney function tests and total protein in urine must be checked up since in long standing diabetics,chances of diabetic Nephropathy is high and the dose of anti diabetic drugs has to be brought down.
If he is found to have Nephropathy then you should consult your doctor to switch to injectable insulin instead of oral anti diabetic drugs.
Thanks and best of luck.
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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