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as you know, a glucose of 28mmol is super super super high.
she most likely went into a diabetic coma
glucose of 11-18 is much better, but still in diabetic range.
it sounds like she has diabetes and will need insulin daily to keep her sugar level.
if she doesn't get insulin therapy or diabetes therapy, her glucose levels will go back up to 28 range.
how was her diabetes controlled before? with oral medications? it doesn't sound like oral medications are enough at this point.
why won't they give her insulin to take? because it is too expensive?
insulin is not expensive and she should get it to control her blood glucose levels.
it is obvious her pancreas is not able to produce the insulin her body needs at this point.
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you have to ask for a second opinion from an endocrinologist.
she definitely needs insulin
it is crazy they won't give her insulin.
she was in a coma with an insulin of 28.
she will go into another coma if she doesn't get insulin.
you may have to take her to a private endocrinologist or private doctor for a prescription for insulin.
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you can get control of this without insulin.
There are other options.
what is she on now?
oral meds like glipizide and metformin
those might be options depending on kidney function
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Yes, they should have made an effort that was stronger to get the sugar down.
Sugar feeds infection too
I'm very sorry for your loss