Thanks Tim, yes that's pretty much what I call full blown DKA too, there's no getting out of that one short of going to the hospital. I don't consider if Im spilling some Ketones or peeing a lot, or even being more thirst full blown DKA...maybe if not treated and you continue down that path then YES it would lead to it, but not yet at that point. By what I consider full blown DKA has only happened to me once, and I damn near thought I was going to have a heart attack, my heart was racing so fast, puking non-stop, gaspy breathing. I've been in for some highs before but not what I consider full blown DKA, that's only been once for me.
I remember, right after being diagnosed, walking around in the 500's and feeling perfectly "fine" (so I thought)...*shrug*
We have a very good friend who consults with the TV and Movie industry on military stuff--like correct uniforms, insignia, hats, etc. He finally quit because he was tired of being asked for the correct information, doing all the research, and then being totally ignored. So even though the correct information is readily available, it seems to be used rarely.
But when a movie does it correctly, such as Kevin Bacon's marine in "Taking Chance," all the militory historians spread the word, and most of them will go see it, as it is so unusual to get it right.
"Panic Room" additionally has the watch (if I remember correctly) that follows her blood glucose. That one made me laugh!
Movies regularly and habitually get technical information wrong. It happens so much that it should be expected; the exceptions are the times when they get it RIGHT.
Haven't looked for D-related goofs, but here are some (RANDOMLY chosen) examples in other areas:
Alien 2 -- the Marine sergeant is wearing Army stripes.
Star Wars (the first movie) -- Han Solo is asked how fast his ship is and replies, "it's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs." Problem: a parsec is a measure of distance, not time. It would be like being asked how quickly you can get from home to work and saying "I can do it in twelve miles."
Every movie ever made that shows a large computer. The hardware is always years out of date, incorrectly used, behaves in nonsensical ways, and is shown doing things it CANNOT do.
etc. etc. etc.
David, that is FANTASTIC! I knew the parsec reference, but not the Marine wearing Army strips. Sure my significant other noticed it, but now I know. Thanks.