Thank you KBJ86! I am sorry to join the club to, but glad this site exists!
I am in the process of reading Think Like a Pancreas--a lot of people seem to really recommend this book so seemed like a good one to start with!
Glad to talk to someone else who went through DKA, and the recovery period. Helpful to know that it can take a while for the body to somewhat normalize afterwards and to expect a little wonkiness with bg levels and insulin requirement. I still have days of low energy, when it's hard to want to do anything, but those days have definitely gotten fewer over the last couple of months. They seem to be worse, like you mentioned, when sugar is higher and seems harder to control.
I'm trying to be more active over the last month though, after spending a good 3-4 weeks sort of in rest/recovery mode. I have worked hours and hours the in the yard over the last handful of weekends, and actually played an hour of tennis with a friend last Saturday--was great!!! I love to hike and haven't been since September (got married in October, my grandmother passed away right before Thanksgiving, then the holidays, we bought a house and moved in January and I went into DKA in February, spent March recouping and working on the new house/yard, and my brother in law died tragically 2 weeks ago) because it's been CRAZY the last few months--so we're planning a trip for this coming weekend. I'm a little nervous, so I'm trying to plan alternate routes in case I get out there and don't think I can make it as far as I thought. Also a little unsure how it will go having to stop and check my bg often--once in a groove out there, it's hard to want to stop, then I'll have to take the pack off, get my monitor, and so on. But hey, I am refusing to give up the stuff I love to do. In fact, I ordered a new camping hammock just for the occasion, and can't wait to use it