hello my father who is 62yrs old has diabetes type 2.. Recently, he started not feeling well. He has stopped eating, basically doesn't want to eat or drink anything. He's been like this refusing food for about 4 days now. His blood sugar is anywhere around 250-380 even though he isn't eating anything.. We took him to the hospital and they said it was Neuropathy because he's also experiencing body aches.. My father is extremely fatigued, all he wants to do is lay down and sleep.. Any help on what could be happening? or what should we do to help him get his appetite back?
The mentioned sugar levels are too high. The medication dosage is not mentioned. Only Metformin doesn't work for such high levels. He might need insulin too initially to control the levels and then eventually can be on pills depending upon the condition and thorough follow up.
Please don't ignore the condition, he must be going into diabetic ketoacidosis. Need to go through immediate blood sugar levels, blood pH, serum and urine ketone levels. I will recommend you to please immediately visit a doctor physically for through examination and complete detailed history. Untill then just follow some preventive measures.
blood sugar levels including HbA1C
serum and urine ketone levels
Excess intake of water to stay hydrated
Less calorie diet
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