New Challenge with Diabetes and Peritoneal Dialysis
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
My husband is a trooper when it comes to changes in medications and procedures. His glucotrol is no longer helping his type 2 diabetes. He receives transfers of dextrose soluions (5 liters of 4.5% dextrose and 5 liters of 2.25% dextrose) and keeps 1 liter in his abdomen during the day. This has his diabetes conditions elevated with blood sugars over 300. He also was on heavy doses of blood pressure medication due to his heart attack, cardiac failure and kidney failure.
We are removing or lowering the doses of some of the medications. He was lightheaded and dizzy much of the time. His blood pressure would be normal when he was seated, but dropped as low as 81/58 when he stood up.
We are doubling the insulin dose. I will take the dosage up by increments of 2 units until we get the blood sugar readings under 180. I will keep in touch with the doctor's office. I will maintain all records and charts for my husband.
This is a serious, new journey. I'm ready for the next step.