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Post DKA/ Advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy on Thursday. 10 Replies

I have just come home from a 4 day stint in the ICU with a life-threatening case of DKA. I have always had relatively good control, so I am still in shock. They were never able to find out why my…Continue

Tags: icu, high, ketones, dka

family history with LADA?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jan 13, 2013. 16 Replies

Hi all. I am curious if any of you have a family history with LADA. It seems that my grandmother also got Type 1 diabetes in her 40's as well as my sister. (My sister and I both tested positive for…Continue

misdiagnosis with dangerous side effects

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Aug 20, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi. I am Barbara, a 57 year old woman who was misdiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 15 years ago. I was extremely tired and had a cottony mouth all the time (no thirst) Well some routine blood work…Continue

 

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Kathy replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"The only thing I can comment on is recovery time (I do not pump). My doc said that DKA is like "running a marathon with no training". I was very weak and disregulated for about 2 weeks after. Not fun. Stick close with your doctor. Does he…"
Thursday
Mike Ratrie replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"I have had periods where it seems like infusion sets placed on my upper buttocks take a bit longer to "get started", but when I re-started using that area after giving them a 30 day holiday, I haven't had any problems. My take going…"
Thursday
Barbara replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"I think that I am pretty conscientious. I have been giving my immediate belly region a rest for the last six months when my sets would totally conk out on me after 1.5 days. I really do wonder if my body is rebelling against pumping, but I will…"
Thursday
Barbara replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"Thanks for writing Timothy. Tomorrow I will try Humalog. I have been on Novolog. I would be curious how your body responded to each of these insulins. Some say that Humalog takes a bit longer to start acting and has a longer tail. Has this been your…"
Thursday
Timothy replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"I have had a few bouts with DKA. I wear a pump and any time my set comes out or stops working for what ever reason, DKA sets in fast. A few times I got very sick to my stomach and dizzy. My sugars were not even that high maybe high 200s. My insulin…"
Wednesday
Mike Ratrie replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"Sorry. IM is an IntraMuscular shot. It normally takes a longer needle, but I have lots of places on my arms where my standard insulin syringe will go right into the muscle. An IM shot will have a faster effect than a subcutaneous one (and not last…"
Monday
Barbara replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"Hi Mike, Thanks for responding. Even at my worst my blood sugars were only about 250 but my ketones were extremely high and I was extremely dehydrated - though I had been drinking a lot of water. The episode of being resistant to the insulin I was…"
Monday
Mike Ratrie replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"Let's start with an obvious observation - ANYTIME spent in the ICU is bad, I am sorry you had to go in. What does "relatively good control" mean for you? I know that my most recent high blood sugar excursion where I went from a low of…"
Monday
Barbara replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"Thanks for sharing your personal story. It is definitely a life-changing experience."
Monday
meee replied to Barbara's discussion 'Post DKA/ Advice needed'
"Hi Barbara, So sorry you went through a dka, I'm glad you are ok and survived it! I went through it at diagnosis so it was a slow build up to it and at the end everything went crazy. I did have complications and two hospitalizations and it took…"
Monday
Barbara commented on SuFu, Ph.D.'s blog post 'Cut the Crap: The difference between HumaLog and NovoLog'
"I would like to read more. Do I need to be invited? I am concerned that I have developed an intolerance to Novolog and need to figure out which insulin to turn to next."
Monday
Barbara posted a discussion

Post DKA/ Advice needed

I have just come home from a 4 day stint in the ICU with a life-threatening case of DKA. I have always had relatively good control, so I am still in shock. They were never able to find out why my insulin had stopped working. No infection was detected and every cavity in my body was x-rayed. My blood pressure plummeted and for awhile it was touch and go. So dear community, I have questions: 1) What does the recovery time look like? I know this will vary. How did you take care of yourself? Food,…See More
Monday
Linda G left a comment for Barbara
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES BARBARA!! (You haven't been commenting in a…"
Apr 7, 2014
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Barbara
"Barbara, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Apr 7, 2014
Linda G left a comment for Barbara
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY is only the beginning Barbara!! Wishing you all that is good in life and top it with more happiness and endless love. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why…"
Apr 7, 2013
Holger Schmeken replied to Barbara's discussion 'family history with LADA?'
"T1 is one manifestation of an autoimmune condition. To me it is the condition that is spread in your familiy not T1 itself. By looking closely at your family tree you will find all sorts of rare autoimmune problems: thyroid, skin problems and so…"
Jan 13, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
learn from others, contribute to discussions
Date diagnosed
June 12, 1997
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic revel
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am a person with late onset Type 1 diabetes that seems inherited from the female side of my family. I love gardening, walking and teaching ESL. I am continually trying to adjust to and live more gracefully with this disease.

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At 4:00am on April 7, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BARBARA!!
(You haven't been commenting in a while...I hope everything is OK)
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 3:56am on April 7, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Barbara, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 6:47am on April 7, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY is only the beginning Barbara!!
Wishing you all that is good in life and top it
with more happiness and endless love. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 8:49am on August 17, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Barbara- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community.

At 7:18pm on August 16, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Barbara....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:59pm on August 16, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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