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.
I was diagnosed December 27, 1983 at the age of 13. Back then I was only given a blood test to check glucose level, and then an A1C. There was no c-peptide or antibody test done. Back then, glucose monitors were NEW and very expensive.
My BG was almost 900!! I know, pretty unbelievable. The pediatric endocrinologist could not understand how I was still walking around and functioning. I did have every classic symptom of Type 1 though. My A1c was almost 15!!! Needless to say, I was one very sick girl!!! I was in the hospital for nearly 3 weeks. I got excellant education and training while I was there. I was in so long b/c it took so long for them to get my levels to a point where they felt it was safe for me to go home.
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 shit!! 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.
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