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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello..

User :   I have a case study for school and it says a 70 y/o female says she feels dehyrdrated and bilateral weakness she takes diuretics and doesnt have any chest pain or SOB. Her blood sugar is 1175. her sodium and potassium are low. What would you do for this pt and what do u think is wrong with her
User :   bilateral leg weakness**
Doctor :   her blood sugar is 1175

Doctor :  
it is very high
User :   her VS are 109/51, 83, 22, 95% r/a 97.8, wt 140 lbs, 64"
Doctor :   ok

User :   what could be the cause of her blood sugar being that high
Doctor :  
she is suffering from diabetes mellitus
Doctor :  
and the leg weakens is because of peripheral neuropathy
Doctor :  
a complication of diabetes mellitus

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