Hubby Had me Scared Last Night ...........

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/10/2007 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi all
Just a bit of bkgd
Howie has type 1 Diabetes is on Metformin and glyberide
Well last night when he came in from work he looked and was acting like drunk
He does not drink ,eyes were barely open words stutterring and not making sense at times  
I got him to test sugar but it was at 12,7 ( canadian version)........Our normal range here is anywhere from 4.5 to 7.5 ....He has been this high before and not been like this
He did nothing different he said but I was totally flipped out so was our daughter
(I had a hubby already die ( her bio dad) from diabetes and drinking but his BSL would reach 30 an he was lucky he never went into a diabetic coma was insulin dep and drank Baileys daily .......)
I dont have a clue what to do if this happens again I was a nurse but this was not what I specialized in ...
Any input appreciated
I am and was afraid .........
Thanks
Lyn
 

I did have him in bath and bed by 7 pm or shortly after and he has slept right thru have been up most of night checking him seems okay

I will be grateful to know what it is I really should do in the case if this happens again

 


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 1/10/2007 1:59:32 AM (GMT-7)


Warren
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   Posted 1/10/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lyn,
 
First off, Hubby has Type 2, not Type 1.  They don't treat type 1's with metformin and Glyburide, they treat type 1's with insulin injections (its a common mistake made by lottsa spouses). 
 
12.7 is 228 in our mesurments and that is not anywhere near super serious.  It's serious from the standpoint that you don't want to be there for days and days and days, as long term, that number can do all kinds of damage to your internal organs, etc.  HOWEVER, for an evening or even a day, its not that bad.  Now as to the symptoms he was exhibiting, they are not going to come from a simple blood sugar reading of 228.  Its not nearly high enough to make him comatose, or show any of the symptoms you described so I'd start looking for whatever else was the culprit.
 
To answer your question, if it were me, I'd simply take another dose of my metformin and Glyburide (you won't OVERDOSE) and that should bring you down closer to where you should be within an hour or so. But realize this before you give him those meds.  Something else is causing all those frightening symptoms and it may also be pushing his blood sugar up, so if he has those symptoms again I'd take him to the local emergency room FIRST before giving him meds to treat something that is not the primary cause of whats happening to him.
 
Hope this helps
 
scool  Warren

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   Posted 1/11/2007 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Warren
Jeesh I should have known that he was type 2
Yes it was scary
And I will do exactly that if this happens again( go to ER)
I appreciate your input and your support
Thanks again
Lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/15/2007 2:40 AM (GMT -7)   
no more of those weird episodees so far thank God But as posted will take him to ER
Warren here we have a system that says 4,5 to 7.3 Is "Normal "
I wish they would mak there minds up I know it keeps changin lol
Thanks for your reply ( above)
Lyn
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