Our expert says:
The treatment does sound a bit vague, too, so maybe the doctors are still working towards a clearer diagnosis ? Anyhow, well before discharging her an sending her homw, they should meet with you in the family, and discuss their opinion, thwe outlook they foresee for her, and advise you on how to manage her at home. COntact them to arrange this, soon. They also ought to be talking to her about the nature of her problems and how she could best deal with them.
Then you mention dagga psychosis --- really strong dagga is available in SA, and there is no question that it can in itself cause a psychosis, and / or it can cause a pre-existing condition that might otherwise never have become an obvious psychosis to blossom into a full-fledged psychotic disorder. Either way, it will be VERY important for her to never smoke dagga again. THat is a far more likely diagnosis than anything related to diabetes. The insulin resistant part of the problem makes the treatment a bit more difficult, but diabetes itself does not make anyone psychotic or cause a psychotic illness. Low blood sugar arising in the course of diabetes can make one drowsy and confused, and this may appear to be psychotic, but would be cured by geting the blood sugar levels right again
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