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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Girish kumar | 2020/03/08

Q.

My wife's sugar is not coming down despite 30 units of insulin

My wife has to undergo tooth extraction, she is type 1 diabetic. Despite taking regular insulin, her sugar is not coming down. She has severe tooth pain and not able to extract her tooth.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2020/03/25

Hi

The increased adrenaline and possible infection are pushing up her glucose levels, and therefore she will need her insulin doses increased as instructed by her doctor. The glucose levels should settle after the tooth has been extracted

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