my dad have diabetics

By Greatgrandpa24 Latest Reply 2012-01-20 21:54:24 -0600
Started 2012-01-19 23:11:36 -0600

my dad is diabetic type 2 but today he start on insulin so I guess it is type 1…last monday and tonight his body shaky bad also, his temp was 95.0 so it is chill fever it is his 2nd time that happen this week. his sugar level was 426 how can I help to get his sugar level down I know how to get his low sugar count up but not when he is on high sugar count to get it down? He is living with me.

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door331 2012-01-20 00:10:07 -0600 Report

Hi Beverly. A type 2 does not become a Type 1 unless he was misdiagnosed which has become more common these days in adult onset. 426 is VERY high- he needs more insulin to break down the sugar in his body. It is difficult to recommend the amount since I do not know his regimen but 10 units of fast acting insulin should be a good start. check his blood sugar frequently to make sure it continues to lower but does not go too low. it usually takes about 3.5-4hrs for insulin to finish so 2 hrs he should be halfway to the normal BG range.

I am not a doctor but I hope this helps,

Greatgrandpa24 2012-01-20 08:25:11 -0600 Report

Thank You so much…he start 16unit last night before go bed dr did said if still high go up to 17 units keep increase till his sugar level go down to 100 then stay with what units that got it down. we will see dr in 2 wks with 2wks of record of his sugar level…am glad he still on type 2 not type 1. Again thank you

nycutiebaby 2012-01-20 00:09:12 -0600 Report

well he is still a type 2 and now hes going to feel like he is low due to the fact hes been high for so long .try bto keep him away of sweets ect… and watch his carb in take if he eats healthy you bwill see a fas t improvement one thing he will feel low alot if hes been high for so long watch the carbs we should have at lease 25 carbs per meal if u eat carbs its not alot but it is for us. just saying good luck with your dad

Greatgrandpa24 2012-01-20 08:26:59 -0600 Report

Thank you for reply…am glad he still in type 2 not type 1…I will learn how to do right with foods for him and for us too cause I don't want become diabetic myself…I did not know carb should be limit at least 25 carbs glad you mention it…again thank you

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-01-20 13:58:41 -0600 Report

Beverly, I encourage you to take an active role in his treatment, confer with his doctors as what your concerns are and what you should do when he has a hi or lo reading. I have my daughter come to all my DR, appointments with me so if I forget to tell him something, or miss something he tells me, she will catch it, this way she knows what I need to do. For the record I am Type II and take two types insulin.

Caroltoo 2012-01-20 14:14:52 -0600 Report

Good suggestion, Tom. It is a lot to track.

I usually go alone because of my situation, but with a list in hand and take notes. Occasionally, I call back for clarification, too.

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-01-20 14:22:46 -0600 Report

By her being at the appointments she can call him any time and he knows that he can tell her anything she need to know to help me, and he knows he can trust her when she thinks I need something for depression or sleep.

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