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What symptoms are life threatening for a Type 2 Diabetic

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Old 02-18-2015, 21:25   #1
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Hi, i am new to this website and this forum. I have a very specific question which i cant find the answer to given the time i have.

My father got diagnosed with diabetes sometime in 1995-1998, i believe its type 2 he doesnt need insulin, constantly avoids any sugars. So today 2/18/2015 i get a call from relatives. My father was almost kidnapped at gunpoint but was rescued by a local shop owner that was armed. note: my father got diabetes immediatly after a car accident that put him in a big scare.

This is the 2nd big scare in his life, Is there anything i should watch out for? any symptoms? drinking/eating anything in this type of situation? Anybody has any tips regarding our situation? Please help and sorry if im breaking any forum rules. I am scared and in a hurry.

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Old 02-18-2015, 22:35   #2
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Sorry this has your Dad. He may been diagnosed with diabetes at the time of the accident, and stress does play some part in diabetes . . . but you get diabetes by eating too many carbohydrates.

You father will probably be alright. Just get a meter, and he should have one, and test and see what his blood sugars are. I'm sure others will be along shortly.

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Stress can increase glucose levels for a time (for some, not all). This is usually temporary if we're able to keep up with testing, eating plan and treatments.

Temporary spikes are nowhere near as dangerous as prolonged high glucose is.

Assuming he's a competent adult, the best thing you can do for your Dad is to make sure there are healthy foods for him to eat when he's with you.

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watch over his shoulder and comment on what he eats and drinks. That only adds to stress -- for both of you.

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I am so sorry about the recent events. Your concern for your dad is touching. I wish you both well.

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It's more likely that because of the car accident more blood tests were run and your father's diabetes showed up at that time, rather than the accident bringing on the diabetes. T2 diabetes progresses more slowly than that.

As was mentioned above, stress can raise blood glucose levels, but will be temporary. Try not to be too over-protective of him now - as this has obviously stressed you out also.

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I would worry more about PTSD and its effects.

He may go through a high cortisol period which would be symptomatic of poor sleep pattern, rapid weight gain, increased insulin resistance, anxiety increase, etc

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