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long term effects?

my husband recently went thru a 10 day period when he could not get insulin.   His blood sugar was testing in the mid 400s to mid 500s the entire time.

What are the long term effects?   Now that the issue is resolved.   what can we do to head off any long term problems from this?
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I always keep a two week minimum supply of any medications due to unknown delays in refilling the RX.

You should have taken your husband to the ER. The ER doctor can prescribe an emergency RX order to fill in for the wait period. Glucose ranges above 400 is dangerous and mid 500 is very dangerous, close to electrolyte imbalance.
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Ditto Dot. Next, hope not, go to ER immediately.
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This happened to him while he was in the hospital
The attending physician said that they had hospital policy that didn't allow them to give him more than 5 - 10 units.  

So... long term effects?   How might we head off any long term effects?   Repair any damage?

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long term effects?
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=iug&q=high%2Bglucose%2Bproblems&btnG=Search

How might we head off any long term effects?
Proper nutrition, smaller portions, proper weight, & moderate daily exercise.

Repair any damage?
Depends on the damage. Only a doctor can tell you this after an examination.
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What hospital was this? When I go to the hospital for something (heart, or something else ) they contact the staff ENDO and he issues new orders for my stay!
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