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Last night I went in ER with high ketones and a blood sugar of 330. They sent me home with labs looking good except ketones still in my urine. Today I wake up feeling like death. I check my ketones and yup still HIGH. Blood sugar 436. So guess where my day is going to be spent again...yup ER per docs orders. I was doing SO good and it has all gone down hill. Today I wonder why I even bother. its so hard to be good one day and then this bad the next. Why do i get to be SO unlucky!!!

Off I go...again...

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Comment by wallskev on August 29, 2011 at 4:01pm
Tali.... Sorry to hear abiout your problem.

Try and look forward and identify what may have caused the abnormal high ? What factor went out of control to drive it in that direction. In all my cases, I have been able to look at my history and pin point the cause ( Bad Insulin, Wacky meal estimate, I run a pump so I really check and replace my sites when these anomalies happen.

Go luck and have the Dr. help you find the cause not just treating it.
Comment by angjojeff on August 29, 2011 at 7:54pm
Hey Tali, that really sounds awful. I hope you get everything figured out as soon as possible. Those kind of days are the worst. Good luck and I hope you are feeling better.
Comment by Anonymous Diabetic on August 30, 2011 at 12:26am
Hi Tali and I/(we) get not only the frustration, but the fact that although "winning" has to be defined, we can win and there is no doubt about that. Sure be upset for the moment because it is good to vent, and there is no better place than here (thanks Manny!!!). Diabetes has many cards to play and one of them is to exhaust you.

When you think of it, what happened to you makes sense medically speaking which on some levels is good because now you know which strategies to apply to reverse whatever order is happening. Please make sure that you only do so in a somewhat public manner. This is the safest way to start and I don't care if you have to stay at someone else's place until you feel safe, all of which is up to you.

This February I will celebrate my fiftieth birthday, and thirty eight years as an insulin dependant diabetic. I have absolutely no eye damage and the only complication (if you can call it that) that has made itself known is a small degree of impotence and I wear that like a badge of honour. To make a long story short every time it kicks me I kick it back twice as hard and you can too!!!

I have worked hard, been very lucky, and had GREAT SUPPORT ESPECIALLY WHEN MAKING IMPORTANT CHANGES in my regime. Yes I have been kicked with a few lows over the years as well. There really is no way around that. With the general public advising/telling/demanding that we run better sugars, it is our job to do so in the safest way(s) possible while letting EVERYONE know what this statement really means. At work, at play or whenever. Ladies and gentlemen I would like to introduce you to something most only know by name, Diabetes Mellitus.

Keep up the good work Tali and don't drive yourself (or others) crazy while doing so. When your up to it, check regularly and act accordingly and give it a good swift kick back!!!
Love Always
Anonymous Diabetic
P.S. If you are going to be a beekeeper, you will eventually get stung.
Comment by Emily Coles on August 30, 2011 at 8:28am
Oh, misery. I'm so sorry this is the day (or couple of days, or more) you're having, Tali. For me this would be time to embrace a good book and crying in public. I wish you good luck finding some peace in this rotten, rotten moment.


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