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Type 2 diabetes, weight loss, constipated, shevering, fever, cold feet. On vitamins and herbs. Does not want insulin or drugs

My husband is type 2 diabetes . He ha regulated level to normal for obe year with no medication . Stress and forgetting his diet has caused a relapse . He lost weight constipated shivering high temp cold feet Went on strict diet again in one week blood has lowered from 400 to 2020 He does not want insulin or drugs . He is taking vitamins homeopathic potions but he still has high temp and shivers . He cannot concentrate and is exhausted Went to hospital this morning Was told to come back tomorrow . He is sleeping now High temp Shivering Will this pass He insists he can wait until tomorrow . There are no dr tonight Is this just thebprocess to regulate his blood without drugs He is eating only veg and vitamins an herbs for constipation . I am Very worried I live in France and have no family. The language is a problem .
Wed, 20 Jun 2012
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Hello Anita, Thanks for your query.
Your husband is having uncontrolled diabetes mellitus at present, and he is not prediabetic. So only lifestyle measures only would never be enough to control the blood sugar levels as in prediabetic conditions. Oral hypoglycemic drugs are safe, reliable and very essential for him otherwise uncontrolled diabetes would lead to further complications like nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, stroke and heart attack. As the body is suffering from a deficiency of insulin as well as insulin resistance, there is inability to utilise the sugar despite high levels of it. So weakness is natural. Now when he has fever and infection, with uncontrolled sugar, its difficult to cure and he can further land up in diabetic ketoacidosis. I would suggest, you convince your husband for drugs and if required , insulin for a short period. Visit the doctor asap. Wish you both good health.
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