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Managing high blood sugars 2

60 year old lady with pneumonia

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“Whilst on call I got a message from a member of the nursing staff.  They were asking me to review a 60 year old lady who was in with pneumonia.  She had had high blood sugars in the 20s for the last 24 hours.  She was non-ketotic but they didn’t actually tell me whether she was a type 1 or type 2 diabetic or what medication she was on.”

David, junior doctor

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