I had no idea how serious diabetes could become. Back in March 2011, I was fine one day, and near
death the next. I woke up in the middle of the night unable to breathe. My husband called an ambulance
and whisk me off to the hospital and that was the last I remember for 15 days. During my "down" time
doctors and nurses and lab techs were working feverishly trying to figure out what my problem was.
Finally one doctor came out and asked my husband had I ever had symptoms of having diabetes, like
extreme thirst, lathargic, etc. My husband said well yes she's always drank water like a camel. Then the
doctor said this is not good, her BG readings are so high I cant read them. He said they are at least 1000.
On top of that a heart specialist was called in. Testing showed my heart was only responding at 20%. So
they put some stints in my heart to help the heart failure. All I can say is I feel very blessed to be alive.
I'm trying to learn as much as I can to keep myself in check. I take a total of 60 units of Lantus split two times
I have been given Novolog also but havent figured out when to take it because at meal times my readings
are always around 80 before a meal. I was told not to take it unless it was at 150. My dinner readings after
a meal are around 178 after two hours then drop to around 118 after the third hour. Am I in control? I have
no idea, I read so many different opinions on what is a normal reading, I'm sort of confused most of the time.
I hear 140 is a good number.. Haven't reached that yet.