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I'm type two diabetic been taking 20 units of lantus every

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I'm type two diabetic been taking 20 units of lantus every 24 hours eating badly due to stress and now I'm at 500
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I ate something 2 hours ago lantus
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: except for ptsd no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

Hi. I amCustomerWelcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply.

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

If you have blood glucose level of 500 , this is too high and this need immediate attention to lower its level .

This need Regular injecatble Insulin 10 U IV and 10 U IM .

Followed by arterial blood gases to rule out Acidosis please .

This should be managed immediately .

Regards .

Let me know if you have further quires .

Please leave positive feedback for me .

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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

Are you there ...

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
what do you mean I cannot use lantus?
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

Insulin Lentus is long acting means this is not used as emergency Insulin to low blood sugar levels , and second this cant be used Intravenously , so this is not recommended in this situation .

Regards .

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'm not able to drive to doctor right now can i take metformin
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I just want to get it down so I can drive
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

If you canot go than at least get dose of Lentus , to some extent this will help you , meanwhile Metformin will not help you out right now .

Avoid more eating , get more fluid in the form of plain water , and if you feel vomiting , nausea , please rush to ER .

Good luck .

Please click on good rating .

Thanks .

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

Do you have more quires ...

Regards.