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I just spoke with my father, a 76 year old diabetic. An hour

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ago he had severe chills...
I just spoke with my father, a 76 year old diabetic. An hour ago he had severe chills, uncontrollable shaking, lips turned purple. He now feels better. What can this be due too?
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Endocrinologist: DocPhilMD, Internist replied 2 years ago
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Thanks for this question

Does he have heart issues?

what was his blood pressure and sugar?

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Hello

He needs to go to the ER

Being a diabetic, this could be angina.

The fact that he got better is not necessarily a good thing.

He could get worse rapidly again.

Heart problems must be ruled out now.

Despite other possibilities.

Given that he is a diabetic, even if his sugar is in range, and even if his blood pressure is OK, makes not difference: he needs an exam and EKG immediately.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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let me know what happened. Hopefully you took him to ER

I can assist with follow up planning

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