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Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Oct 1, 2012. 34 Replies

I'd love some input - I have opportunity to give some feedback to first aid instructors, who teach the general public about emergency diabetes care - currently the curriculum emphasizes hypo care,…Continue

Extended High BG - no explaination

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 12, 2012. 17 Replies

For all the time i've been at this T1 thing (34 years) I can't remember anytime when i've dealt with an extended period of high BG with NO EXPLANATION. OK, i've had my high times... but it's always…Continue

Diabetes effecting your work? Depression effecting your work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG Jun 26, 2012. 12 Replies

I'm starting to come to grips with the fact that diabetes does have an impact on all parts of my life, including work. Specifically, my work performance. When i'm high, or low, or just frustrated, my…Continue

High blood sugar causing chest pain?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly WPA Oct 18, 2011. 4 Replies

Hello there!I've been reading posts here for quite a while but this is the first time i've stepped up to post something :)So, i'm trying to figure out if there is any mechanism for High Blood sugar…Continue

 

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Spock replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"1. I hate high glucose levels as they take longer to get under my required levels. 2. In 50 years, one ambulance trip to ER for a low (colloge--1972--long story.) 3. Except at diagnosis, never had a DKA episode. I check if over 200 but no…"
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Sam Iam replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"If a PWD is in convulsions or passes out, is it safe to assume that he is experiencing a hypo? I have only one experience of what I considered DKA. The symptoms were completely different. I felt terrible and threw up all day, but I did not become…"
Oct 1, 2012
otter replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"All fabulous points - I think, even as well aware and well controlled diabetics, throw yourself into an unknown, possibly emergency situation (say in a biking accident on a remote trail - bunch of people crash, multiple injuries, gonna be many hours…"
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Ruby Kathleen Godinet replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"I was hypo unaware through my pregnancy. Had two glucagon shots throughout due to bad hypos"
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Ruby Kathleen Godinet replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"I find bad hypos really unpleasant! But rare as my sugars are usually quite high. Ive had several DKA admissions since having my first child and definitely think its more common. Very frightening. I thought I was having a heart attack. Not to…"
Sep 4, 2012
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Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?

I'd love some input - I have opportunity to give some feedback to first aid instructors, who teach the general public about emergency diabetes care - currently the curriculum emphasizes hypo care, very little about hyperglycemia. So, got me to wondering: 1. which do you find harder to deal with - hypo (lows) or hyperglycemia (highs) 2. which is more common to require emergency care (i.e. a trip to the hospital)?3. are you likely to need help with care in case of DKA?Thanks!! (and if you have…See More
Sep 4, 2012
Zoe replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"All excellent points, Christy...sad, but true. Also important if developing education for the "general public". I forget over and over how atypical we are, even in developed countries, let alone developing ones where the money, technology…"
Sep 4, 2012
christy replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"I think also with DKA, it can catch people unaware. I mean its sad to say, but this group here is really kinda the exception to the rule-how well so many of us keep an eye on things, test frequently, for us yes we should and very likely WOULD catch…"
Sep 4, 2012
otter replied to Negg's discussion 'How low is low?'
"LOL, i'm with you there! I see low and I start dreaming about what I can eat (so bad.. i'm trying to treat lows with tabs now, to overcome this, i'm doing it, but I'm not saying I like it!) No easy answers in this game!! Every…"
Sep 4, 2012
smileandnod replied to otter's discussion 'Which more commonly needs emergency care - hypo or hyper glycemia?'
"Many good points have been made here but I think that we have to remember that not everyone on insulin tests diligently so that probably contributes to some of the severe hypos that require ER treatment. Also, I think everyone should be aware that…"
Sep 4, 2012

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Date diagnosed
July 7, 1978
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At 4:58pm on October 23, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 5:37am on October 18, 2011, Doris D said…
Oh Boy another of us from the 70's. I got diagnosed with Type 1 in 73 myself
At 5:36am on October 18, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
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At 8:28pm on October 14, 2011, nel said…
Welcome !! ...I am off to your beautiful province ( I lived there from '63-'66 ) from the awesome Shuswap ; ...grass is greener , ha, ha ? , October 27 to attend the NAGM/Conference of the CDA and get to visit fam . in Guelph afterwards :)
Consider joining the Tu Canada Group ??
At 4:48pm on October 14, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home otter.....fellow Ontarian!
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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 6:06am on October 14, 2011, Jeffrey said…
Otter, welcome to our Happy Diabetic Family. We are here to offer friendships, advice and support through this journey in life. Once again, WELCOME !!

At 5:55am on October 14, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 3:56am on October 14, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 2:07am on October 14, 2011, Pauly said…
Welcome to TU. I hope you find this website useful to you.

Pauly
 
 
 

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