My dad is 79 and was on porednisolone for his COPD..this has pushed him into type 2 and he was diagnosed whilst having pneumonia 3 weeks ago. He's been doing OK with diet and his reading have been steady. He's on glicazide..initially 2 morning, 2 night but now 1 morning, 1 night. Lunchtime he was reading 6.0 but half an hour ago he was 18.3 but he's refusing to go to hospital. As he used to take 2 glicazide before I told him to take one (he took the other an hour ago) and we will monitir every hour to check things are lowering. Obviously if they do not go down I will insist he goes in but is there anything else he can do in the short term to bring his level down?