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My father is diabetic. This morning woke up confused and weak. He has since vomited. His blood sugar meter reads high after checking it 3 times. He was then able to give himself a dose of,insulin but it does not seem to be coming down. Should I try more insulin or call an ambulance.

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

What is his blood sugar?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The meter reads HI which I assume is too high to read.
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

Additional bolus insulin shot would not help him and may increase ketoacidosis which may be the culprit here secondary to the high blood sugar.

He needs admission in the hospital where slow insulin drip would be needed for the treatment.

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 7 months ago

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