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Dizzyness and headaches due to very high blood sugar - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can very out of control blood sugar in type 2 cause dizzyness and headaches?                                                            
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it can'
Doctor :   as blood sugar levels affect nerves very fat
Doctor :   fast
Doctor :   and cause that
User :   My blood sugar is very high..453...I have no ins so I was wanting to know if I eat a low carb diet should that lower my blood sugar as I'm on NO meds.
Doctor :   you need to check for diabetic keto acidosis now
User :   How do I do that?
Doctor :   go to an emergency room
Doctor :   and get your blood and urine tested for acetones
Doctor :   ACETONES
User :   That is not an option at this time. Any other ideas?
Doctor :   are you on insulin
Doctor :   are you alone now?
User :   No not on anything and my sugar has been high like this for a while
Doctor :   are you not taking any medicines?
User :   Can't afford to pay for meds so I'm not on anything -I was hoping I could lower on my own
Doctor :   i would advise you take insulin sub cutaneously
Doctor :   as your levels are uncontrollable
Doctor :   and you cannot let it lose like this
User :   I'm sorry I don;t know what that means? Can I get insulin without a prescription or must I see my doctor?
Doctor :   it is a prescription drug
Doctor :   you need to start oral tablets too
Doctor :   as sugar levels like this can cause nerve damage leading to blindness
Doctor :   kidney problems
User :   I understand what you're telling me but none of that is possible right now so what could I do on my own to start lowering it?
Doctor :   numbness of your legs and hands
Doctor :   dont take high calorie diet
Doctor :   use lots of fresh
Doctor :   vegetables
Doctor :   like salads
Doctor :   and avoid alcohol
Doctor :   milk.
Doctor :   dairy products etc
Doctor :   do regular exercises
Doctor :   sleep well
Doctor :   dont take sweet food items
Doctor :   Though, Diabetes mellitus is not completely curable but, it is controllable to a great extent. So, you need to have thorough diabetes information to manage this it successfully.
Doctor :   The control of diabetes mostly depends on the patient and it is his/her responsibility to take care of their diet, exercise and medication.
Doctor :   Advances in diabetes research have led to better ways of controlling diabetes and treating its complications.
Doctor :   Management concentrates on keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal ("euglycemia") as possible without presenting undue patient danger. This can usually be with close dietary management, exercise, and use of appropriate medications (insulin only in the case of type 1 diabetes mellitus
Doctor :   There are roles for patient education, dietetic support, sensible exercise, with the goal of keeping both short-term and long-term blood glucose levels within acceptable
Doctor :   In addition, given the associated higher risks of cardiovascular disease, lifestyle modifications are recommended to control blood pressure in patients with hypertension, cholesterol in those with dyslipidmia, as well as exercising more, smoking less or ideally not at all, consuming a recommended diet
Doctor :   did you understand what i said?
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with now?
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