My dad is suffering from diabetes (T2) for more than past two decades. He has been on insulin for past 8-10 years now. He is 63 years of age.
Issue - My biggest concern at this time is that the 'blood sugar levels' are not under control; 'sugar level report' has been close to 250/300 at fasting and varies between 300/350 at PP/random; he also experiences painful cramps many times at night.
Background - He has been taking treatment from PGI Chandigarh; apart from occasional hiccups, he has pretty much kept everything in control; is extremely disciplined and particular with diet habits and exercise schedules; is very active and mobile (touch-wood); He is getting regular treatment from PGI (Endo, Nephro & Eyes)
Mixtard 50:50 (26 BBF & 20 BDN)
Dytor (40 - 8am & 20 - 3pm)
S.numlo 5mg at 8am
Sustamet 50mg at 8pm
Ecosprin AV (75+10) at 10pm
Shalcal CT (BBL & BBD)
Nodosis 500 (TDS)
Urimax 400mg OD
My dad was on insulin 30:70 but was suggested with 50:50. Unfortunately, that has not helped either. I would like to know if we should switch to 'plain insulin'. If yes, was should be the dosage to start with? I can share his latest 'blood sugar level' reports on the forum also. Please let me know what inputs are required; Any help, suggestions, highly appreciated.
Thanks & Regards,