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What are the possible causes of persistently high blood glucose, >20 mmol/l, in a dm2 patient with esrf, despite doubling dosage of nph within a week?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Diabetes: Most common reason for high blood sugar is poor diet. Sorry but it's true. In other words, my patients can always out eat any amount of Insulin i prescribe. So it's very important to eat low glycemic foods as suggested by your diabetic education/nutritionist. Next most common cause is an underlying infection. Always check bottom of your feet for nails, objects, etc. Most important, follow up w/doc.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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