Re: Type 2 diabetes and chemotherapy
I think insulin therapy during chemo treatment may make a lot of sense. There's no point in having her blood sugars running so high, as that also weakens your immune system, which is kind of like giving her a double whammy.
I'm on insulin, but when I went through chemo five years ago, I was given large amounts of decadron the night before chemo. My blood sugar got up to over 1,000. Luckily, thanks to extra insulin, I was able to get it back to normal within about 36 hours.
There are several potential ways of handling this, so she probably should work with an endocrinologist to set up a sliding scale of how much and what type of insulin to use in the days following chemo.