Has anyone been diagonsed with Type II Diabeties that has HCV,
that cannot take medication, due to sugar dropping to low, on or
off medication? My husband was diagnosed first with type II diabeties than HCV. His sugar level was 800 and even the specialist seemed puzzled, but his sugar levels will drop to
40 at times, this is without medication. Therfore he can not
take medication for the diabeties, I wonder if the sugar problems
he is having is related to the HCV? (his sugar levels elavate also, usually around 200)
Next question, he has been on treatments for approximatley 24
weeks. Peg-Interferon 180ug 1 a wk., 1000 mg daily Ribavirin.
Thrusday the Doctor told us he only has about a 2% chance of
the virus not coming back, once he is off treatments due to
him being a slow responder and would like for him to stay on
treatments for 72 weeks total. He is sub class 1a, with Cirrohsis
moderate to severe. I realize the liver is at least resting now,
his viral count is 10 and was 6 million when he started. But like
everyone else he is really sick from the medication.He medically retired @ 53, he only weighs 138 pounds. He was sick off the treatments, he is sick on the treatments but his mental state is better off the treatments. Very confused on which way to encourage him to go at this point. Any input will be greatly appreciated. (His normal weight is 160)
Thank you for your time.