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Hi all.
Not diabetic myself but nan in law is.
She was recently living by self and a family decision was made after her being rushed into hospital that she come and live with us in her elderly years.
Also living with us are my inlaws of whom mum in law is a diabetic, however they go away with their motorhome at times for months (if I am lucky!)
ANyway nan in law is somewhere about 80, type 1 diabetes and been diagnosed for about 10 years. Since she started living by herself (about 2 years ago) her general health has detriorated at a higher rate.
We have had to take her into hospital 3 times within the past 2 months owing to readings of up to 30 and the last time they kept her in a week to level things out.
I just need to know some real basics and have so far learnt that over 6 is high and you shouldnt take readings until after 2 hours after a meal.
Her reading this evening was high but I have stuck this down to obly being an hour after the meal.
Any bog standard advice will be greatfully received as I gain at least some knowledge off the parents in law before (wo betide) I have to look after her for a test week to see if the inlaws can go away for a longer period.
child number 2 says I have to put a smiley in here now:rapture:
 

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Hello and welcome! Is you nan-in-law seeing an endocrinologist (insulin specialist)? Is she injecting insulin, or do you do it for her? If she is having a lot of high blood sugar then she may not be using carb counting to determine the correct dosages each time before she eats her meals and snacks. If she does not know what carb counting is all about then you can take her to a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) and get the instruction there. Most hospitals have a CDE and a dietitian on their staff. Ask all the questions you want. We are here to help.

Richard
 
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