My Dad is 83 ys and have been a diabetes sufferer for almost 30 years.
He'd been using Glucotrol 5mg in the morning and Glukotica (Metformin) 850mg in midday and night.
Since last year, after head surgery, his blood sugar level has become uncontrollable. He's experiencing hypoglycemia, and within a month he's been hospitalised twice because of hypo, he's just been released from hospital same days ago.
According to the doctors the hypoglycemia is due to his kidneys deteriorating condition (urea 71, creatinine almost 3, kalium is also high and hemoglobin only 8.8) that caused the kidneys can't process the medicine.
When he's at the hospital the doctor gave him insulin, but for home use the doctor prescribed oral medication 1 Glurenorm 30mg x 3. But my Dad's blood sugar is still very high 200++ - 300++, 2 hours after meal.
The doc has scheduled us to meet on Saturday, but I'm very worried because my Dad has become a bit idle and seems don't have enthusiasm, though he always says he's feeling ok.
1. What type of diabetes oral medication which is safe for kidneys and hearts?
2. Can I change back his medication to his old medication (Glucotrol) in the morning, but keep giving Glurenorm or lunch time and dinner.
Thanks in advance
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