Our expert says:
Yes, you are correct that insulin will be more effective to control your diabetes but I wonder with readings of between 5 and 6, which is acceptable if you will not be better controlled with diet alone. You are also correct that there could be other conditions causing your diabetes to fluctuate. You should consult an endocrynologist to exclude conditions like hyperthyroidism.
What concerns me however, is that what you describe as a severe hypoglycemic attack with loss of conciousness, it that this can be a sign of some form of a neurological disease. You should consult a physician for a CT scan of your brain, ultrasound of your heart, as well as carotic arteries and an EEG.
Your surgery shoud postponed until after you have consulted a neurologist and endocrynologist.
Dr Anrich Burger
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