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Medications for diabetic peoples

My grandfather was admitted in the hospital few days back for the problem in breathing. In the hospital it was diagnosed that he is suffering from the diabetes. They started giving him some injections and when they discharged him they advised two different types of the tablets. Can anyone tell me that what was the injeections for and why tablets now. I have heard that those who have diabetes they will need to take the injections for several years but then why they have out him on the tablets.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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i am diabetic since 10 yrs, some times my sugar levels croses very high, doctor said it was more than 300. then i was admitted for 1 week, they gave me insulin injections only when i was in hospital. later my sugar levels became normal then i was discharged. but at the time of discharge they gave me only the tablets, but on insulin injections. i asked doctors then they said they give insulin only when the sugars are at high levels. if sugars are under normal then only medications are enough. so there is no need to use pricks every day. as per doctors advice medications to be taken life long.
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Minakshi's  Response

First confirm what diagnosis they made for your grandfather and what are those tablets for. If it was for diabetes the he has to continue them. Diabetes can be put into control with tablets also. Only if sugar levels are not getting controlled, it will need injections.

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my grandmother went to her native..last week...and she forgot her tablets ...suddenly her sugar levels went up very high ...ther was no local doctor available there..and they called some...local ayurvedic doctor....and he gave some medication...it dint work and worsend the problem...and finally she was shifted to a near by hospital in a town...and now she is safe now...so never forget sugar tablets..
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wenhui's  Response
i am diabetic since 10 yrs, some times my sugar levels croses very high, doctor said it was more than 300. then i was admitted for 1 week, they gave me insulin injections only when i was in hospital. later my sugar levels became normal then i was discharged. but at the time of discharge they gave me only the tablets, but on insulin injections. i asked doctors then they said they give insulin only when the sugars are at high levels. if sugars are under normal then only medications are enough. so there is no need to use pricks every day. as per doctors advice medications to be taken life long.
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there are lot and lot of tablets and injections. ale of them are only to control not to cure. they are to be taken everyday. some are injections, thay also to be taken everyday that to two or three times. they say there is some prn type it is painless tell you it is very painful to maintain that pen than getint a shot from it. they are doing research itseems to cure the disease. till that time these bitter tablets and painful injections all will be part of our slow and painful death. this is the treatment.did you liked it?
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Prasanna's  Response
The injections which are given for diabetes is called insulin. It is given to treat diabetes. My father ahd similar problems, he was diabetic for quite a long time. One he was adimitted to the hospital there they put him on insulin injections, now he is taking tablets, his sugars are fine now.
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