Hello Anita, Thanks for your query.
Your husband is having uncontrolled diabetes
mellitus at present, and he is not prediabetic. So only lifestyle measures only would never be enough to control the blood sugar levels as in prediabetic conditions. Oral hypoglycemic drugs are safe, reliable and very essential for him otherwise uncontrolled diabetes would lead to further complications like nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy
, stroke and heart attack
. As the body is suffering from a deficiency of insulin as well as insulin resistance
, there is inability to utilise the sugar despite high levels of it. So weakness is natural. Now when he has fever and infection, with uncontrolled sugar, its difficult to cure and he can further land up in diabetic ketoacidosis
. I would suggest, you convince your husband for drugs and if required , insulin for a short period. Visit the doctor asap. Wish you both good health.