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Mom has confusion/agitation. In hospital. Blood sugar 248 (she's diabetic, 58yrs old). Possible lung infection but oxygen now in 90's%. Why confused?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 58yo confused

Based on the limited information - doubt the bs is causing issues.
The lung infection is worrisome. Chest x-ray? Pneumonia? Also the oxygen saturation can be relatively normal but still hypoxic. Ask the doctors to check an arterial blood gas. Also - sepsis can cause acute confusion - from pneumonia. Something is going on and the docs need to look closer at things.

In brief: 58yo confused

Based on the limited information - doubt the bs is causing issues.
The lung infection is worrisome. Chest x-ray? Pneumonia? Also the oxygen saturation can be relatively normal but still hypoxic. Ask the doctors to check an arterial blood gas. Also - sepsis can cause acute confusion - from pneumonia. Something is going on and the docs need to look closer at things.
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Delirium

Delirium is essentially brain failure and is caused by a variety of things.
What you described - infection and metabolic disturbance while being in the hospital are all risk factors for delirium. The best treatment is to treat the underlying cause (the infection and glucose control).

In brief: Delirium

Delirium is essentially brain failure and is caused by a variety of things.
What you described - infection and metabolic disturbance while being in the hospital are all risk factors for delirium. The best treatment is to treat the underlying cause (the infection and glucose control).
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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