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Suggest treatment for type 2 diabetes

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Posted on Tue, 15 Mar 2016
Question: my husband is 79 years old. he is type 2 diabetic. i checked for several days, it is about 116 every day. he can't or won't eat for 2 days .we is extremely cold. his roomnis about 110, not stetching . he wanted his legs covered. i covered them. he refuses to go emergency care.he is usually very active .he can't walk. he has a power chair. my e mail adress is YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
These blood sugars are normal. Is he not eating at all?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about what your husband is going through. With this information, It would be best for him to be examined in persons. Though the blood sugars are normal not eating for two days for a diabetic is very concerning. Is he drinking and urinating normally? For now, I will suggest you find the right approach to get him to the hospital because should he continue like this, we can get to serious complications related to diabetes.

In all, I am concerned but he needs more examination to establish what is wrong and treat accordingly. I will suggest you do all possible to convince him and get him to the nearest hospital.

I wish you well. Let me know whether you succeed in arranging something. If more information is needed am right here to provide clarifications.
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Brief Answer: These blood sugars are normal. Is he not eating at all? Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about what your husband is going through. With this information, It would be best for him to be examined in persons. Though the blood sugars are normal not eating for two days for a diabetic is very concerning. Is he drinking and urinating normally? For now, I will suggest you find the right approach to get him to the hospital because should he continue like this, we can get to serious complications related to diabetes. In all, I am concerned but he needs more examination to establish what is wrong and treat accordingly. I will suggest you do all possible to convince him and get him to the nearest hospital. I wish you well. Let me know whether you succeed in arranging something. If more information is needed am right here to provide clarifications.