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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My husband has had symptoms of diabetes. His mom (she is

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My husband has had symptoms of diabetes. His mom (she is diabetic), tested his blood with her device & his blood level is 421. How serious is this?
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: Blood
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He also has Hep C, has had it for over 25 years
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 4 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

That's very serious

No only does he have untreated diabetes, he's probably in what's called diabetic ketoacidosis and that's a major problem

He needs to get to an ER as soon as possible for evaluation, IV fluids and insulin to correct the problem

Please let me know if you need any more information