On August 5, I went to Taco Bell and ate like tons of food and (I know this is gross but…) I started getting sick that night like throwing up and stuff. For the past couple weeks I was drinking like crazy and peeing like crazy lol. I HATE milk and I was drinking milk constantly because it seemed it was the only thing that quenched my thirst for a short time. I had planned to go to the zoo the next day…Wednesday August 6…with my best friend and my parents and I didn’t want to break the plans so we went anyway. The whole day I was walking around the zoo and it was sooo hot and I felt like crap. They all kept asking me if I was okay and I kept saying yeah yeah I’m fine. I guess I was in sort of a denial stage (which my doctor said is common). My mom had already made a doctor’s appointment for after our zoo trip at 2pm. We were walking to the petting zoo (which is right by the bathrooms) and I had to pee AGAIN!!! So I went into the bathroom with my phone in my back pocket (as always) and when I went to pull my pants down my phone dropped in the toilet! :( Normally I have my pocket buttoned but I guess I forgot. Now, my phone is like my life. Talking to people is how I survive lol. So this was hell for me. I rushed out of the bathroom without even going to the bathroom with my soaking wet phone in my hand to tell my parents. They and my best friend laughed at me and we turned around, walked to the car, and left. We dropped my friend off and then my mom and I went to the doctor’s office. She immediately suspected diabetes and sent me over for blood work. The said I had diabetes and all I did was cry for like an hour straight. When we got home we got a call from the endocrinologist ( who is now my doctor) saying that I needed to be rushed to the hospital because my sugar level was dangerously high. Turns out it was at 717! So I have you beat there lol. I was in ICU for 3 days and 2 nights. My doctor is super sweet and will come in and talk to you and stuff about your life. Not even about diabetes. When I told him my phone story he said “Looks like your day started in the crapper and ended there too!” Lol. That was the first time I had laughed since I had found out just hours before. So that’s my story.
Wow - yeah - humor can be a real gift in the dark moments, eh? Great story!
When I first got diagnosed i was only eight, and it was the day of our fourth grade writing test... (which is like a big deal in NC) My teacher got so mad at me for falling asleep durring the test and i also asked to go to the bathroom like eight times! (haha same symptons much?) when my mom took me to the doctor, I was 715 so I was right up there with you... she told me I had diabetes and the first thing I asked was, I am going to die of WhATTT?? haha I was a pretty retarded 8 year old, I thought I was actually going to die-of-betes.... haha
mine was 1351! so i have you beat there!!! :D
ya i was diagnosed the day after thanksgiving 2004 good thing my mom was a pa ro i would have had my number in the thousands or even died cause i was around the 900's allready but i only spent a couple hours in the ICU but they were the worst hours of my live.
yeah i was eight and like around 850 and I had so much sugar that morning because it was the day before a big swim meet so our coach brought us all doughnuts and I didn't tell my dad so afterwards he took me out for pancakes that were soaked in syrup and of course real coke. lol
but that weekend we had a benefit swim thing for JDRF and it was really cool cause it was like the day after I got out of the hospital and I still got to go swim for a little bit. very fun.
but we had done the same benefit every year and I very clearly remember thinking that of course diabetes killed you cause it had die in the name
really someone should change that, its very confusing to eight year olds.
i think i was the lowest of all of you! i was only 436!!
mine was probly lowest....... about 297, haha, and i also had no symptoms, hehe i was pretty lucky
mine was lower. i was 15.6 mmol/l. multiply that by 18 and it is 280.8 in your measurements.(x18 ccause normal mmol/l is 4-7 and dg/l is 80-100 or something)
I was diagnosed when I was nine on Feb 15, so my Valentine's Days usually suck, but I have a lot of friends who do nice things for me on that day so that rocks.
Diabetes is L-A-M-E
Awww, kid - as you get older, remember to tell folks that flowers and diamonds are both good-D-friendly gifts! ;)
mojo-jojoI was diagnosed when I was nine on Feb 15, so my Valentine's Days usually suck
how about missing the first week of school when you are first getting in your classrooms. i was lost for a while but somehow managed to get really good marks(not as good as last year though)
Well, I think we're all adults here (or at least mature individuals!) So here's my story. . .
The day I found out that I was diabetic was the day I went in to see my doctor about a yeast infection that wouldn't go away no matter how many times I treated it with anti-biotic, etc. . . It lasted for about a month and a half. I was very uncomfortable (you girls who have had one can only imagine. . .a month and a half!!!! That's a long time!) My OBGyn took a look and diagnosed it as candidiasis (sp?), which translates to a yeast infection (yes, guys can get them too...it's rare, but it can happen.)
Before I grabbed my script to be filled from my doc, she stopped me and asked how I was feeling lately, besides the yeast infection. I told her that I had gotten occasional dizzy spells. Like, if I would turn my head a certain way, I'd feel like a sudden "attack". The room would start to spin and I'd get nauseous almost immediately. And I went on to tell her about how my boyfriend and I tried driving an hour and a half to go some place, and I literally (and I mean literally) made him stop at every rest stop, exit - you name it - on the way there. I had to go every 15-20 minutes. And I couldn't hold it. We'd stop at a McDonald's for breakfast (drive thru), and I'd get a McGriddle and a small orange juice, and he'd seriously yell at me for drinking too fast because he knew I'd have to pee every 15 minutes.
So anyways - the doc then asked me about how much water I drank on a daily basis. I told her that I quit counting, and I just drank...because I'd drink at least seven 20oz bottles of water a day, and still feel thirsty by the end of the day. A lot of you would probably say that's a good amount of water to be drinking! But I'd seriously feel sick after drinking so much...And I knew something was wrong when I'd drink a bottle of water and feel like I needed more and more and more. Nothing quenced my thirst.
In a matter of minutes I was sent to the lab for blood testing/urine testing. I had glycosuria (glucose in the urine). So I knew right then and there that I was diabetic. The next day my doc called me in for more blood tests, and I guess my FASTING blood glucose was at 296. Could you image what it would have been at if I had eaten my (then) usual 2 pieces of white toast with a large glass of OJ and a full bowl of cocoa puffs?? My a1c was 11.9. Three months later (recently) it was at 7.7, so it's getting there!
Back to the whole yeast infection ordeal - I guess that's a sign of diabetes (in women, and yes, sometimes men.) If a yeast infection doesn't heal on its own, or heal rapidly with medication, then that's a major sign of diabetes (along with the other signs and symptoms of course). I didn't know that.
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wow. did everybody on here have to be hospitalized?
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mine was in the 1700 range when i was diagnosed at 6 years old, i almost died