... day and isnt feeling to well.. is there something he can take in substitute for the time being ? without going to emergency cant afford bill.?
No. There is really nothing OTC that will help. What are his blood glucose readings? Making sure he is well hydrated, it helps to dilute blood glucose but dont drink more than 64 oz a day or he can dilute other electrolytes too much which can be dangerous too. Exercise can help bring blood glucose down so taking walks may help, just dont exercise too vigorously and dont exercise at all if he is over 300mg/dL blood glucose reading. He needs to carefully watch his carb intake to keep his readings from elevating too much more. He does need to monitor his blood glucose readings often and if they get too high he needs to go to ER anyway. He should probably try to check every 1-2 hours while awake. Is this a new Dr? If not, most Drs dont want their patients out of medicine and if you call the office they might be able to call in a script or give him samples to tide him over to the next visit, it wouldnt hurt, even if it is a new Dr, to let them know he is out of meds and see if they can go ahead and give him a small refill or samples. If he gets very symptomatic (it sounds like he is already getting some symptoms since you say he doesnt feel well) or his readings get over 300-400 then he should go to the ER or Urgent Care anyway, it is an emergency and they cant refuse for not being able to pay and Urgent Care is the least expensive of the two options. Most hospitals and UC's will set up payment plans you can afford and if you dont have insurance they can sometimes give you a reduced "cash only" fee. High blood glucose is dangerous. It can be damaging to organs epecially kidney, eyes and nerves. He could also go into a diabetic coma and even die so it is nothing to fool around with! Be sure he lets his Dr know that he is out of medicine, perhaps they can see him sooner or call a small supply in or give samples like I mentioned earlier. He should always be mindful in the future to be sure that he never gets in a situation where he runs out of medication! Take care! Dzoo
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