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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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My spouse has been away for a week now, I constantly keep forgetting to take my Diabetis meds. Today I awoke and when I stuck my finger my B/S was 565, I know this is very high. I cannot remember if I took my meds last night, I am groggy, confused and my equalibrium is off, I have already fallen twice today.

My question is if I missed my meds can I take them now instead of 8:00PM last night, I am unsure what will happen if I take to much insulin, Metformin, acarbose and Glipizide in one day. I tried calling my doctor but keep getting cut off by the answering service, I called the VAMC ER and likewise, I get put on hold and then the line goes dead. I don't know what to do next. I will not call an ambulance as I am not looking for yet another hospital stay.

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My spouse has been away for a week now, I constantly keep forgetting to take my Diabetis meds. Today I awoke and when I stuck my finger my B/S was 565, I know this is very high. I cannot remember if I took my meds last night, I am groggy, confused and my equalibrium is off, I have already fallen twice today.

My question is if I missed my meds can I take them now instead of 8:00PM last night, I am unsure what will happen if I take to much insulin, Metformin, acarbose and Glipizide in one day. I tried calling my doctor but keep getting cut off by the answering service, I called the VAMC ER and likewise, I get put on hold and then the line goes dead. I don't know what to do next. I will not call an ambulance as I am not looking for yet another hospital stay.

What meds are you talking about, if oral (pills) than yes it should be ok. However, are you sure with your memory issues that you did forget to take it or are you forgetting that you did take it last night. Also, if you are having the issues you state you should call 911 and go to the hospital. You are home alone I take it and definately at risk for severe injury or worse death for 2 reasons.

1. could fall hit your head and suffer a Hemorrhagic stroke.

2. Your blood sugar is having profound effects on your mental status and could cause you to lose consciousness and worse die.

The fact that you want to avoid a hospital stay is irrelevent and if you think you will be admitted than by your own admission you need help. CALL 911 NOW!!!

Bergie

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John,

Can you call your son to come over and you keep

calling the ER back to get your question answered.

carlie

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Need more info on what you are taking.

If you are taking insulin (fast acting) you should take a correction dose, ASAP. Test your sugar levels frequently (hourly at a minimum). If this doesn't make sense, then go to the hospital!

Just my 2 cents. All diabetics are diffrent.....Eric

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Sounds like you might need to consider insulin. At 565 anything will help. You can have really bad complications if you stay high like that.

High blood sugars are not always what many think are obvious things. Stress, infection some food will raise it very quickly. You have to learn the symptoms for me when I see spots I need to check and take action.

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