I was diagnosed in the 200's somewhere, I was only one so I don't remember exactally. My mom recognized the symptoms from a soap opera her and my grandma watched, lol. And it helped that we where living with my other grandma who had seen what my grandpa's symptoms where. Mainly, I soaked my diapers all the way through over night and I was eating like a pig. I know I begged for cheetos from my aunt, and would eat a whole can of carrots or beets. And I drank a lot of bottles. The doctors where amazed that she had caught it so early in someone that couldn't talk. The pediatrician just ran a urine test, and then when we went to the hospital they ran the blood sugar test. I stayed in the hospital for a week to get trained and everything, but later in the week my doctor let me go swimming with my family at the hotel, as long as my parents promised to bring me right back if anything went wrong. When we where their i also stole every balloon I saw without an owner. The nurses thought I was funny because I didn't know anything was wrong, and i was as happy as could be, lol.
Wow, some of you were in the thousands????? And you didn't die? Makes me feel lucky, I think I was 600 something and was in the hospital for 4 days...
Since we're on the subject, though, I was peeing constantly, too before I was diagnosed. I was at a fencing tournament and all of a sudden I really had to go...you know, couldn't hold it. So I went to the bathroom, but unfortunately I was wearing my knickers, which are special fencing pants that are kinda like overalls b/c they have straps over your shoulders (but they're under your jacket). So in order to pull my pants down, I had to take off all my upper gear (a lot of unzippering!) and then take off my knickers...Well, as you can guess, I couldn't do it fast enough, and ended up actually peeing my pants!!! I was mortified! (This is high school, I wasn't like, 4 years old!) Thank God I had an extra pair of sweatpants I could wear...I would have died of embarassment and missed the whole tournament if I hadn't! As it was, I had to have a teammate take my place while I changed! (Unfortunately, no extra underwear, though...gross!) Funny now, but not then! :)
Not sure how high blood sugar can be before you go into a coma, but diabetics are often above 1,000 and walking around. Mine was over 1,200 when diagnosed. My mom knew I was sick, but thought I had the flu or something.
T1 since 1977 Minimed pump since 2002
I was diagnosed the day after Halloween when I was 4 years old. No candy for me that year! Actually, my brother used to eat most of the candy from when I went trick or treating after that :)
My diagnosis really sucked! I was nine, almost ten, and it was the day after my best friends birthday party where I went crazy with candy as any nine year old would! It was also the day before me and my family were going on a 1-week cruise that everyone was just SO excited for! It was May 1st, (also my parents anniversary haha) and I was drinking a ton and getting up multiple times each night to pee. I also lost quite a bit of weight! My mom had her suspicions as she was a nurse and had me go to the doctors after school. They checked my blood sugar and it was in the 480s! I cried a little but a lady in my carpool for school has diabetes and she really made me feel better. Anyways, my finger wouldn't stop bleeding after they poked it! It bled through multiple bandaids and I was grossed out by myself!! Haha (: I actually enjoyed the hospital, because I got balloons and presents and toys! And the hospital beds were pretty fun.
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The day I was diagnosed with diabetes was the day after my 10th birthday... My 10th birthday was actually really bad because I was playing with a beach ball and I knocked down one of those smelly things that has smelly sticks in it, that you turn over... ANYWAY I knocked that over and it almost destroyed our TV so I sat in my room almost all day as a punishment and I was bawling. I did get my gifts later that day but I felt like I didn't deserve them. I just felt really bad. And over the past couple of weeks I had been drinking and peeing a lot which was not normal for me. We went to the doctor the day after my birthday for like the yearly physical and my mom asked if they could do a urine sample because she thought something was up. And of course I was diagnosed with diabetes, had to go to the hospital, I was in the 600s. So yeah getting diabetes is the worst birthday present ever!
Diagnosed July 25th, 2007
Wow. I was 377 when I was diagnosed. I was going to the bathroom all the time and drinking a lot of water. I found out exactly 2 months and 2 days before my 13th birthday. My first A1C test was 10.1% though. When I got to the second hospital that I stayed at, it was like 3 oclock in the morning. The nurses kept commenting on how smiley I was for just finding out I had diabetes and it being 3 oclock. It's like they didnt think I would sleep while in the ambulance. But yeah. Getting diagnosed especially sucked for me because I have really small veins. When I was at the first hospital it took three tries for them to find a good vein for the IV. Then by the time I got to the second hospital the vein stopped giving blood so they had to just keep drawing blood from various spots on my hand and arm. They didnt even try to give me a new IV. And they kept thhe other one in. But hey, what can you do?
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Mine was like 960 something so hah! ;)
August 6th?!? Of what year? I'm august 7!
Mine was in the 800's
I was somewhere in the high 800's and I had so much fun in the hospital! it was december 19th, less than a week before Christmas, so I got lots of stuffed animals and presents from charities and donaters and stuff! and my dad would blow up the gloves when the doctors weren't in the room and we would get up and play games like don't let it hit the floor!! It looked like a turkey when he blew it up and I got a visit from "Santa" and "Mrs.Claus" and they took a picture with one of those cameras where the picture comes out and its black and you have to wait for it to show up and i never saw one of those so i just sat there watching the picture show up!! haha
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Steph, what year was this? i was diagnosed dec 20th, 2009. i got all the Christmas related stuff too. that was like the best part. lol.
a little bit longer, and i'll be fine. - nick j.
december 19, 2007
lol that is so funny Steph
Mine wasn't too bad when i was diagnosed i was 23mmol but a year later to the date of my diagnosis I had strep throat and the flu and ended up in dka (i was 12) because I wasn't taking my shots and my sugar was at 39 mmol and i was almost in a coma....couldnt keep my eyes open!!!! NEVER made that mistake again!!!