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I had the stomach flu and was nursing my 3 month old…a horrible combination to stir up dka for a type 1!

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Although the experience was scary it makes you realize you never want to get that sick ever again! Take care!!

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Thank you so much for sharing your personal stories and encouragement for Katie since she so openly shared such a difficult experience in her life. You are each so special and strong in your own unique ways!

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Finally reached my doctor who suggested I try a different bottle of insulin, and that worked. I dropped points in the next hour and a half. Thanks for putting it out there! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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Highs that make no sense, lows that have no reason, we just keep responding and reacting and trying to stay ahead of it. So glad you made it through and can live to fight another day! I too went through a similar experience. My then-fiance, now-husband, tried everything he could to help me while I refused to go to the hospital.

Luckily, my mom came over and immediately insisted on calling an ambulance. In the end, it was the kick I needed to start taking better care of myself, to find a new endo mine was terrible and it ultimately led to me being a much more engaged patient and to finding the Diabetes Online Community.

Hi Katie! In our times together in India and Minneapolis over the past year we always had other things to talk about besides DKA, so thank you so much for sharing this eye-opening experience now. I was at a diabetes conference in Spain last year during which one of the presenters asserted that DKA kills more people than extreme hypoglycemia.

Peril at both ends of the glycemic spectrum. Thanks again for sharing, keep well. I went through the same thing about 3 weeks ago. I was in so much pain, my whole body ached and I was unable to climb the stairs in my apartment. When my fiancee found me he rushed me to urgent care. They gave me fluids because my body was so dehydrated but found I was getting worse. My sugars at this point were around and my acidic gap was around They put me on a paramedic and sent me to the icu for a couple of days and after four days there I recovered.

They also told me I was lucky to be alive. Got shingles which masked some of the symptoms of diabetes like DN. As we both know, DKA is very serious and the more awareness it has the better. It sounds like many of you understand what Katie went through. Thanks for commenting with your own experiences and offering her reassurance and support! Not my first experience with DKA. As a matter of fact I think I caught food poisoning this past Saturday night because in the middle of the night I woke up vomiting etc… I had taken my Long Acting Insulin before bed like normal and a shot of fast acting close to the same time of injecting the Long Acting and so I should had been in no room to be facing high blood sugars, but I was, and it happens fast!

I am a 34 almost 35 year old Type 1 Diabetic, diagnosed at age I live by myself too, so I had an alarm on my cell phone on top of the alarms set in my CGM waking me up every 30 minutes to look at my continuous glucose monitor as well as actually poking my finger and actually checking. I was out of work yesterday trying to rehydrate and get some food back in my stomach etc… I went back today and other than still being a little tired and weak because it takes you a while to rehydrate properly, I had a good day. God Bless you all! Do not take chances, I too am a diabetic veteran 25 years type 1.

About a yr ago I had my first DKA episode. Prior to that I did not even know what DKA was. Pretty scary considering I am well educated , have good doctors and have maintained excellent control of my type 1 diabetes. Last October the perfect storm hit. I had a stomach ache and felt tired so I went to bed and did not take my insulin. I was woke up in the middle of the night vomiting.

It was more non stop. I tried drinking water and would just keep vomiting. I was getting very dehydrated. Like most type 1s that have maintained good control u develop an attitude that nothing can take you down. So as I am vomiting non stop I continue to tell myself that this will pass. I am a runner and my t was not until my breathing got to the point where I felt like I just find finished sprinting 3 miles that I knew I needed help. I finally went to he ER. Blood sugar over Stomach flu and urinary tract infection.

My body was completely out of sync. I spent 5 days in the ICU. As ERs and intensive care units go you have multiple doctors and nurses really rotating through. Aftert the first Dr sa D that to me I was like ok he is being dramatic. Then when all the others said nearly the exact same thing.. Very touching and informational. So sorry you have had to go through this. It is one of the scariest times of your life.

I know…. Nov , I had sudden onset of diabetes….. BS over Added an injectable prescription medicine 2 weeks later and became sicker over the next 2 weeks. Spent 9 days in ICU…. Further testing showed that I was really type 1 diabetic….

But it was all very new to me…. And who would have thought type 1 new onset at age Scariest time in my life. I still shutter to this day knowing how close I was teath. All I can say is stay strong sweet girl. Education is our best prevention!! God Bless!! Thank you for sharing your DKA story with us, Lance. I imagine that was a very frightening thing to experience, but glad to hear you are doing well and are healthy again!

I got diagnosed with type 1 on January 7, I was always tired and started noticing a slight weight loss and I thought nothing of it and thought maybe I had a bug and it would go away.

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The day before I went to the ER I was vomiting uncontrollably and having bad abdominal pain and felt like I was going to pass out. That point I drove myself to the ER and there found out I was a diabetic. Thank you for the comment, John. I have pasted the information below for your convenience. My husband just died from this Easter Sunday at our ranch. He was good at taking care of his diabetes but I was told he was sick throwing up the days before his death.

His tox showed his sugar levels at to Melissa, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I imagine this must have been difficult for you. Our thoughts are with you and your family. I have been diabetic for 32 years and had never had DKA until just recently. I too was vomiting up everything including a bit of blood by the second day.

The E. It was all caused by a broken connection on my pump rite on top of the resivuere that I discovered on my second day in the hospital. No one thought to check my pump at all. I finally took a shot and watching my sugars tonight as we speek.


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