My husband, age 58, was admitted to ICU on Saturday morning with Sepsis, apparently brought on by a kidney stone that was blocking a duct. His temperature was between 103.3 and 104.5 for quite a long time before they were able to bring it down with 7 bags of ice on his body twice. He was on a ventilator and had an NG tube, then had emergency surgery to implant a stent to drain the infection. He talked for the first time last night and said it felt like a truck ran over him. Anyway, a nurse came into his room and said she was going to take a reading of his blood sugar. I asked why, and she said his blood sugar has been running high. Apparently they have been giving him insulin to bring it down.
My question is - are these high blood sugars a result of the Sepsis or could it be that we need to check more into the possibility that he has developed diabetes?