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what are the symptoms of going intyo a type 2 diabetic coma?

I have type 2 diabetes last 2 days I have had tingling in my hands and feet and they are swollen this is also followed by an occasional headache and upset stomach.I have no way to test my sugar levels untill I recieve a meter next week,should I be worried?

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One Response to “what are the symptoms of going intyo a type 2 diabetic coma?”

  1. gangadharan nair says:

    2 out of 3 diabetic patients suffer from heart attack. Diabetic neuropathy can cause numbness or tingling sensation. More over the swelling of feet is a symptom of heart disease / Kidney disease.
    Consult a cardiologist.
    ABCs for good Diabetes Care.
    (1) Get your Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test done at least four times a year. (Target: Below 7).
    (2) Urea, creatinine, potassium-blood test to be done every year for kidney function.
    (3) Albumin-creatinine ratio. Get your urine test done atleast once in a year for kidney function. (Target:Micro-albuminuria: Below 30).
    (4) Aspirin Check with your doctor if you need to take aspirin daily.
    (5) Blood pressure. Get your blood pressure checked every visit. (Target: For diabetic patients below 130/80 mm Hg. Others 140/90 mm Hg.)
    (6) Abdominal circumference (Target: For male-90 cms. For female-80 cms)
    (7) Fasting lipid profile (Cholesterol) Get your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels checked at least once a year. (Target: For diabetic patients-below 70 mg/dL. Others below 100 mg/dL). Triglycerides. (Target: Less than 150 mg/dL) Serum Cholesterol (Target: Less than 200 mg/dL) HDL (good cholesterol) (Target: More than 40 mg/dL)
    (8) Diabetes Education. Know about diabetes & get updated regularly.
    (9) Eye exam. Get your eyes examined regularly, get checked at least once a year.
    (10) Teeth. Get your teeth examined by a Dentist and get tartar (plaque) removed once in a year.
    (11) Foot care. Check your feet daily . Request your doctor to check them every visit. Get an extensive foot examination done once in a year.
    (12) Mono-filament test & Bio-thesiometry for every year for assessing neuropathy.
    (13)Glucose (Sugar) test. Control your blood glucose & do self-monitoring as & when required. (Target: Fasting blood sugar 60-100 mg/dL; Postprandial blood sugar 2 hours after food-Less than 140 mg/dL)
    (14)Health life style. Exercise regularly & stay healthy.
    (15)Identify special medical needs. Voice your health concerns to your doctor . Follow your doctor’s advice.

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