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: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

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



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  • I have gone through the reports posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which show a poor glycemic control.
  • Are you, the patient? Or are these readings of a naive or a new patient?
  • Is the patient already on medication? If yes, then on what medication? What is the recent HbA1c report?
  • Is the patient on Insulin? If not, then go for the above test HbA1c, which depicts the fluctuation of blood sugars in the body over a period of three to four months.
  • Diabetes is a multifactorial and a lifestyle disease.

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Hi doctor,

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



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  • From the reports posted, urine shows ketones positive, which means he has diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Fluid replacement, intravenous Insulin supplementation and careful monitoring of potassium levels remain the essential steps in management.
  • He needs admission and careful management. The condition is manageable, but need intensive monitoring and treatment. Diabetic ketoacidosis is reversible.

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