So I got your message but I cant seem to send one back...LOL
***Halle Berry is type 1****
She was in a comma for a week. She was diagnosed around 24 years old (like me, lol). She exercises 4 times a week to keep her health up and her fav carb to eat is garlic mashed potatoes....I read an interview she gave on it a while ago...
Hello Jean, you asked 'How often do we hear of a T2 being diagnosed via a life-threatening bout of DKA?'
Actually it happens more often than you think. I've been there, done that, got the marks still from the needles. I was like a human pincushion, the number of needles and tubes that were coming out of me - including out of places where I did not think it was possible to have needle or tube, like my neck! And after all that time in the ICU, I did not even have the decency to show any antibodies.
The most famous T2 diagnosed in DKA is Halle Berry. I am inferring this based on the clinical symptoms of her presentation. I do wish she would come out and confirm it but it's quite likely even she herself is a bit confused about the whole thing.
Thanks, Jean, it is indeed a small world. I love walking around Green Lake, I never tire of it, and I love looking for the pond turtles. Oh, and on Phinney Ridge, I love to go to Red Mill Burgers, which is owned by a friend of my sister's. I always get one of the veggie burgers, they are the best veggie burgers I have ever had! Just to warn you, I am running off to Mexico tomorrow (yoga retreat), so if I don't respond right away you'll know why. Best to you!
I am also new here so I cant even tell you where to look. I wanted to comment on something you said but privately but oh well guess it wasnt meant for me to say...lol...I am good...I have no plans for this weekend. My money is funny so I will most likely just chillax and find a marthon of NCIS or Criminal Minds..lol...What about you???
Thanks for the befriending! I hope things are doing well for you. Always glad to meet up with another fellow PNWestener. That logbook was when I was about 7 -8 years old showing daily records my parents kept of my urine tests, and insulin doses. In those days, there was no home blood testing. So, all we could do was test urine (delayed results and not real-time accurate). At that time, it looks like I was taking 20 or 22 units of NPH insulin with 2 to 6 units of Regular. It was all U40 strength for me then: Pork and Beef insulin. I have been on the pump now for a year taking Novolog which seems to work good for me. Just before I started pumping I was still taking NPH with MDI doses of Humalog. So, that is the scoop! Let me know how you’re doing up there in Seattle. Ken
Sorry to hear that you are feeling sad about your highs. I completely understand. I will give you the same advise that people have been giving me lately....be kind to yourself!!! The answers are never easy when we are unhappy with ourselves. Hugs!
Will be buying that timer tomorrow :-) It was the first time I ever burned soup and it was homemade 3 bean soup with lots of veggies. The garbage disposal got a workout. Maybe I should go eat some popcorn so I can practice my flossing and I will then not be reading forums that are not going anywhere but down...the disposal :-)
Jean, well said again....wish I could eat popcorn. After I do I always end up at the Dentist despite all my flossing. Would be especially good tonight since I just burned my soup because I was reading TU forums and not paying attention...buggers!
Hi Jean! Thank you! Corgis are wonderful! Big dogs in a small package! Most will herd everything and anything if given the opportunity. Llyr is a Momma's boy and Awstin is a true character and very vocal about all his opinions!
Glad to see that you have found a Dr. that listens. So very important!
Hi Jean! My critters are Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Llyr is my older boy who just turned 13 and Awstin is my youngster who is 5. Gwennan was my first Corgi and she went to The Rainbow Bridge 5 1/2 years ago. I have been around animals all my life. I grew up with Great Danes, 5 of them, 2 English Mastiffs, 1 lovable mutt, 2 Springer Spaniels, 8 horses and numerous barn cats. I am a certifiable animal lover! Thanks for accepting the friend request and welcome to TU! We are a assorted lovable lot :o)
I see your a Type 2. Don't worry your NOT alone here. I've been a Type 1 since 73 and I was so proud to find a place that understood what I was feeling and why I lost my temper when I was running high. I love my family and I also have a Type 1 daughter but I felt as if no one understood how I felt but have found so many here that know all the feelings that get involved when my family has said "It will pass" BUT WHAT ABOUT RIGHT NOW???!!! You are totally welcomed here!
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