Diabetes

Question
Posted by: zent | 2009/02/07

Q.

Hypoglycemia?


Hello,

My mother is type II diabetic. During the last two weeks her fasting sugar values were in the range of 65-80 due to anti-cancer and related medication. She has been advised to be wake up at 2:00 am and take half a spoon of sugar. She has been doing this since last 5 days and her fasting sugar values are in the range of 85-105. Would you recommend this? If not, how else should she respond to prevent a fasting sugar value less than 80? If this is reccomended, would you advise waking her up if she is fast alseep at 2:00 am?

Thanks a lot

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

I would recommend that you discuss her diabetes treatment with her Health Care Provider - it may be necessary to reduce her antidiabetic medication.

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