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My fiancee has a temperature of 95.8-96 degrees. She is

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My fiancee has a temperature of 95.8-96 degrees. She is diabetic and her current blood sugar level is at 254 (although she HAS eaten about an hour ago). She had a CBC done yesterday which came back "normal". She is not active, she has lung problems which prevent that. Her normal temp runs between 97.8-98.6.
Hi,
What medications is she taking for diabetes?

Does she feels cold or chills?

Any headache, dizziness or fatigue?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

She takes insulin twice daily, typically. She does feel cold, quite cold to her.

Headache, not currently but often - No dizziness currently, fatigue, almost always.

Her Doctor feels she might have a lung infection. She has a condition called, LAM (Lymphangioleiomyomatosis) which is a degenerative lung disease and recently had a big coughing jag. Her Dr. thought she may have gotten an infection from the coughing fits.

Does this low temp jive with that possible diagnosis?

a lung infection can cause low temperature, although normal CBC would rule out most types of infection. For now I would suggest continued monitoring of blood glucose as well as temperature. If she develops any symptoms like fever, coughing, nausea, malaise, weakness etc, then she should be seen. Also if the blood glucose stays persistently high and do not respond to insulin, she should again be seen. Continue keeping her warm and raise room temperature if needed. Generally a low temperature of 96 is not a major concern if patient is otherwise okay.
Regards.
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