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Intestine shut down, high sugar, heart racing. Led to death. What could have happened?

My husband died on Dec. 29, 2011. We didn t know that he was sick but when he went to the doctor, he was told that his blood sugar count was over 500 and that his intestines were beginning to shut down. I thought that we would be going straight to the hospital but the doctor said for us to wait until we got back home and have our family physician begin treatments for him. We were spending the Christmas holidays with our children at the time. My husband was rushed to the hospital that night at 11:30. They checked his blood and the count was 838. His heart was beating too fast so they put him to sleep so that his heart would slow down. He was in the hospital for 8 days and never woke up. Why wouldn t the doctor have sent him to the hospital???? I don t understand how this happened. We had no idea.
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Your husband had very high blood sugar at the first visit itself.
Straightway his blood sugar should have been brought to control by insulin.
Frequent monitoring should have been done to followup the blood sugar.
At that level he is at the risk of development of complication to his vital organs.
Any stress or infection could have caused it.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Diabetic coma are common at that level of blood sugar.
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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