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.
May have posted earlier in this discussion, son, at near his 14th birthday was taken into ICU for 4 days starting with a BS of 774. DKA. In and out of conscientiousness. It was days before he knew what was happening to him.
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I was diagnosed 18 years ago (12 y/o) went to the Dr 3 days earlier than my scheduled appointment doc took one look at me and gave me a urine test, I was immediately rushed to the ER of the nearby hospital...BS in the upper 900's...DKA...spilling proteins...low blood pressure...15.2 A1C...spent 9 days in ICU on a myriad of monitors. I was told if I had not come in the day I did, I would have gone into a coma that evening (I could barely stay awake and feel asleep several times at the Dr's office). I too, was running to the restroom so much I never wanted to leave the house! Other than the extreme thirst and exhaustion I didn't even notice the 25lbs I had lost (5'7 at 100 lbs)! Absolute Type 1.
I couldn't see to drive myself to work. The optometrist said my problems might be caused by diabetes. I went to my family doctor and asked to be tested for diabetes. She thought that was not likely. The A1c came back around 11. I think one A1c was 10.7 and second test was 11.2. I don't remember a BG value, but it must have been very high with these A1cs. I got it down to 6.0 in 3 months. Unfortunately my endo did not get the diagnosis right. He treated me like a Type 2. After 2 years his nurse practioner figured it out- LADA.
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