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

Answered by
Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
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.

Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • 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?

Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • 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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