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My father is a 83 yr old type II diabetic with sugars

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My father is a 83 yr old type II diabetic with sugars running in the high 300s/low 400s. urgent care said this is not an urgent matter until they get into the 800-900 range. He started Humalog 15 units Q am on 11/10. What do you think I should do?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

He saw urgent care on 11/09 and was put on insulin 15 units Q am. He also takes glipizide 10 mg bid.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Allergic to aspirin, gemfibrozil, penicillin.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He is in late stage dementia and lives in a memory care unit. He has been lethargic past two days.

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

we are not here to direct medical care.

Not sure what your exact question is.

Who prescribed his insulin?

Have you called that doctor?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I want to know what is considered "high" blood sugars for a type II diabetic
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

Anything over 200 is excessively high.

Over 400 indicates danger.

Consistently over 300 is dangerous.

You need to talk to the prescribing doctor.

Sometimes hidden infection can keep sugars up and this can become very dangerous.

If he has no doctor you need to take him to the ER and follow up with whomever they recommend.

In other words, the urgent care is giving you WAY to high of a parameter.

OK, let me know if you have more questions. I am here.

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