Could you let me know the seriousness of my dad's diabetes?

Q. Could you let me know the seriousness of my dad's diabetes?

Answered by
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 15, 2016 and last reviewed on: Aug 11, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have attached the blood reports. And, with that it was diagnosed as diabetes. Please share your opinion.



Welcome to The reports provided suggest inadequate glycemic control, and it's essential to clarify whether these readings pertain to the individual seeking medical advice or represent a new patient with limited prior experience in managing diabetes. Understanding the patient's current medication regimen, if any, and specifically identifying whether insulin therapy is being utilized is crucial. Obtaining the latest HbA1c report is highly recommended, as it offers valuable insights into blood sugar fluctuations over an extended period. Diabetes, being a complex condition influenced by multiple factors, is largely impacted by lifestyle choices. This underscores the importance of comprehensive management strategies that encompass dietary habits, physical activity, medication, and regular monitoring to achieve better glycemic control and overall well-being.The treatment plan of diabetes includes weight loss, increased physical activity, dietary management in the form of low carbohydrate diet and medical management.

Hi doctor,

The patient is my dad. He has diabetes and on medication. Could you let me know the seriousness of the condition?



Welcome back to Based on the reports provided, the urine analysis indicates a positive presence of ketones, indicating the likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis. The recommended course of action includes initiating fluid replacement, administering intravenous insulin as needed, and closely monitoring potassium levels. Admission to a medical facility is necessary for vigilant management. It's essential to emphasize that while this condition is serious, it is reversible with the appropriate interventions. Your loved one's condition can be managed, but it requires intensive monitoring and treatment to ensure a positive outcome.

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