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Grandma went to the hospital

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So not too long ago my diabetic grandmother just went to the hospital because she wasn't feeling good. Past couple days she says she hasn't been feeling well. All week I gave her her medicine when she was supposed to have it same with her insulin. Then today I thought her nurse was coming and the other nurse said this nurse would help me sort her medicine the new way one more time and she didn't so I forgot to give her her medicine. So when my grandma said she wasn't feeling good I was like do you wanna see if taking your medicine will help and she said maybe so I asked my sister what to do and so I did it. I told her not to take her medicine all at once  so she didn't I also told her to take her time.  She took most of it though her medicine. After a half hour or so she said her head and body hurt and so I got an ambulance for her. They checked her vitals, her blood sugar was 420 and blood pressure was 300 something. I just hope it isn't all my fault and I hope that nothing bad happens. I've just been feeling that maybe I did something wrong  or something

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I don't think you did anything wrong. To me, it just sounds like her medicines were just not in line. Some medicines can jack up the blood sugar, such as prednisone. I don't think the blood pressure could have been 300 something, More likely it was 200 something, or someone was reading the BP cuff wrong. Regardless, if the blood pressure was in the 200's, it is because her PCP needs to evaluate her medications. This will likely be done while she is in the hospital. 

In order to prevent this type of incident in the future, I recommend getting an automatic blood pressure cuff for the home to keep an eye on the BP. Also, check her blood sugar multiple times a day, at least before meals to make sure she isn't getting too high. If she is getting up, talk to her primary care physician and see if she needs a dose adjustment for her insulin. 

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Thanks WarPiper. She seemed better when she came home this morning. 

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