Christina
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Well I was diagnosed when I was 19 (1/2009). Had all the symptoms... dehydrated, running to the bathroom every 10 minutes, sick to my stomach, my mouth was so dry I had to take a drink every time I took a bite of food just to help it get down. Being so thirsty all the time and not knowing that I had diabetes, I would chug chocolate milk, juice, soda, water.... basically anything in front of me. Little did I know, all those sugary drinks were just making it worst.

One morning I woke up and went to the bathroom. I was walking into walls. I know I needed to go to the ER

When I got there they asked me 101 questions and sometimes it was hard to answer because i just couldn't concentrate. They did bloodwork and all that good stuff. I was told I would have to be admitted. I had ketoacidosis and a blood sugar over 1100. Wow! I spent 4 days in critical care so they could get things back under control. I was just DYING to get out of there. Every hour they poked my finger. I couldn't grip anything with my fingers they were so sore. I was about to tell the nurse to start doing my toes lol. I had to keep a blood pressure cuff on so they could take my blood sugar I believe every 45 mins. It was just a pain. I felt awful being hooked up to everything. Blood pressure cuff, ekg, iv. I kept getting tangled in all the cords.

Finally they moved me to a regular room for about 2 days. I thought it would be a relief, but my roommate was something else. I would never get any sleep because she would be yelling in the middle of the night. One day she had to get a blood transfusion. I went to the bathroom which was on her side of the room and I see blood everywhere! She pulled it out. I had to flag down a nurse. After that I felt like I was on pins and needles the whole time I was roomed with her. She was old and doped up on pain meds so i felt bad for her, but my goodness she was driving me nuts lol.

When I was finally released, I was so happy. To sleep in my OWN bed. To be able to relax and not have anything hooked up to me. It was great.

I've been doing a lot better lately. Usually I've been staying in the 100s, which isn't as bad as it used to be. I know it still needs work, but I'll get there =] I couldn't have done it without all of the support I've received especially from TUDIABETES. So thank you for all of my friends on here. I love you guys.

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