From Nampa, Idaho, USA:
My nephew, who has type 2 diabetes, has been sick with an upper respiratory infection for over a week, was placed on an antibiotic, and his is blood sugar has not been stable. Last night when my sister went to see him, she was shocked. He has lost weight, his eyes are sunken, his blood sugar was at 175 mg/dl [9.7 mmol/L], and within two hours, just prior to going to bed it was 300 mg/dl [18.7 mmol/L].
He is normally very active, eats well, works out. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 180-190 pounds. We are very concerned about him and need to know where we go from here. Is his blood sugar at a dangerous level? Please answer as soon as possible.
You need to discuss this with his physician today -- do not wait.
If he develops nausea or vomiting, someone should take him immediately to an emergency room. The exact level of the blood sugar is not the issue; it's the development of symptoms -- some of which (dehydration) it would appear he already is developing. WWQ]
Original posting 14 Mar 2003
Posted to Sick Days
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:42
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