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Diabetic having cholesterol problem, behaving like absent minded, no body balance. What to do?

Its my father (58yrs) who is behaving very differently from past 2 weeks. He has diabetes from 7-8 years and also cholestrol problem, but recently he is pretending as if he is going insane. He would ask if he ate or not. He is not able to keep his body balance and keeps trpping or swing like a drunkard. He behaves like an absent minded person. Sometimes he bahaves as if he is zapped or is in coma . Just a year back he used to take ketamin injections and he did that for almost a year. Now I fear if he has started it again after a gap of a year or is it a serious health problem or is he just pretending. Please suggest me what should I do? I have done the lipid profile and glyco test for sugar. Both are at the verge of high.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Hi there,
Thank you for writing to us.
I am sorry to learn about your father.
The most important thing that you should know here, is that his blood glucose is high like you mention and with a high blood glucose one can possibly have these kind of problems which may happen as a result of dehydration from a loss of a lot of fluid through the urine or may happen because he may be in a non-ketotic hyperosmolar state which commonly happens in people who have very high blood glucose levels.
Other possibilities include a stroke in the brain or him taking ketamine injections is also a possibility.
Infections such as a urine infection are very common in diabetics and can also lead to an altered mental state as well.
All these possibilities should be looked into.
I would strongly recommend that you should take him to his doctor for further evaluation of his condition to find out exactly whats going on with him.
Kindest Regards
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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