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Suffered brain injury, high blood sugar levels. History of type 2 diabetes. Cure?

Dear Dr. My husband suffered a brain injury five years ago. He is morbidly obese and is a type 2 diabetic. He was told his blood reading should not exceed 8. He lives in a nursing home and is telling me his level is reaching 23. Please advise me of he complications of this reading and what action i should take. Thanking you.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.
High blood sugar levels predominantly destroy the tiny blood vessels (micro vasculature) . Therefore all organs dependent on micro blood flow are at risk, these are the brain, eyes(retina), heart, kidney and peripheral nerves. Treatment consists of minimizing sugar intake (diet) , exercise , oral tablets and if at optimal dosages the sugar levels are too high one must ad insulin injections. At the levels you are reporting your husband needs insulin to bring the levels down. This has to be managed by a doctor well versed in treating diabetics, and will best to have him admitted to a hospital until his sugar is under control and his medication needs have been established. I trust this information is helpful .
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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