My question concerns my 60 year old boyfriend who has type 2 diabetes. He currently takes metformin and jardiance. His blood sugar right now is 300. He is a smoker but not a drinker. 1. He has lost weight – aprox.10 lbs. a year in the past 5 years and is very thin. 2. He pees a lot every day and gets up in the middle of the night to pee also. 3. He also poops a little every time he pees. 4. He has to lay down several times a day. 5. No sex drive at all in approx 3 years. 6. Cranky, irritable and not nice to be around. 7. Most of his time spent watching TV for the past year. Are there any specific tests he can take to identify what is wrong? What do you recommend? Does any of this seem intestinal? Prostate? Can it be thyroid or hormones or his medications?

I am unable to provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  There are many complications of Type 2 diabetes mellitus that must be monitored.  I suggest that your boyfriend be examined by his physician.  You should accompany him to his appointment and express your concerns.

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