My diabetes was three weeks ago diagnosed in the hospital, when I had a blood glucose value of 576. I am very curious how high your blood glucose values were and if you are diagnosed with type 1, type 2 or another form of diabetes.
Mine was 460+. I had had gestational diabetes with my son (born 8/1991) and the doctor never followed up on my sugars after he was born. I had taken a trip to see my mom in Cheyenne, WY about November that year. We lived in Grand Junction, CO so it was about a 350 mile trip. I don't know how many times I had to make bathroom stops, and kept getting drinks due to the horrible thirst. I finally agreed to see a doctor while we were there, and was immediated put in the hospital. I've been doing shots ever since.
Was functioning ok but had all the classic symptoms, thirsty, peeing, tired, my vision went and generally feeling like s***!! Actually, I remember feeling really bad through the summer and didn't get diagnosed until Christmas.
I had a 24 hr fasting blood sugar in the high 300s at diagnosis. They were pretty high for a week or two with ketones, until I learned how to control my numbers. I was in the ICU for one night and regular room for 2 nights. Not fun, but I gotta do what I gotta do(: Im T1
1200, type 1.
I was diagnosed in 1988 when I was 18 and in college. I remember I thought I was going to die I felt so bad. I was in the hospital for a week. I was constantly drinking and peeing and lost a bunch of weight really quickly that summer, which I thought was great at the time. I remember calling my Mom and telling her about the drinking and peeing and she said, "It's just your allergies." I was very relieved to hear I had diabetes, not cancer or something.
Mine was 366 and Type 1.
What really clinched the diagnosis was the c-peptide test. I remember waking up to my phone ringing and hearing the nurse tell me that it was low as I was still half asleep. As soon as we got those results in my doc started me on insulin and sent me to an endocrinologist who has been fantastic in helping get me back on my feet and healthy again. I've never looked back.
250 as a Type 1. No DKA but I probably would have been there in less than a week had I not been a total hypochondiac (albeit a very lucky one).
I was feeling weird right after I got home for the holidays this December and took a urine dipstick test (we had a jar laying around...I actually was looking for protein, since I had a kidney infection with similar symptoms a few years back). No protein, but positive for ketones and glucose. Folks made a phone call, and I had labs drawn about an hour later. Came home, did a fingerstick test (with the sample meter they gave us), and measured 250. Had a prescription for insulin an hour after that. Honestly, I'm glad I caught it when I did because, as annoying as it was, not having to deal with DKA or the emergency room made the process a whole lot easier.
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