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      Diabetes

      As many know I have it but it is controlled with diet and exercise. Well Jordan has been stressed out lately and that means we don't eat as well. Going out to eat and so on. Well I haven't been feeling well and so I decided I needed to go to the ER. I had a headache/stomach ache, diarrhea and peeing A LOT. I went in about 7-8:00pm. They did an IV. (which took A LOT of pokes as I have BAD veins) Well after FINALLY getting an IV in they pushed LOTS of fluids and pain meds. They poked my finger to check my blood sugar and guess what it was?? 509!! So it took them 6 hours to drop my sugars and when he said I could go home he did one last one and it 267. Still high but I will go with that. I don't understand why they didn't keep me longer as it was still high. The doctor said if it gets to be 300 or higher to come back in.

      For those who have diabetes, whats the highest you can go and whats the lowest you can go before having to go to the ER.



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      Quote Originally Posted by Krissy Cakes View Post
      As many know I have it but it is controlled with diet and exercise. Well Jordan has been stressed out lately and that means we don't eat as well. Going out to eat and so on. Well I haven't been feeling well and so I decided I needed to go to the ER. I had a headache/stomach ache, diarrhea and peeing A LOT. I went in about 7-8:00pm. They did an IV. (which took A LOT of pokes as I have BAD veins) Well after FINALLY getting an IV in they pushed LOTS of fluids and pain meds. They poked my finger to check my blood sugar and guess what it was?? 509!! So it took them 6 hours to drop my sugars and when he said I could go home he did one last one and it 267. Still high but I will go with that. I don't understand why they didn't keep me longer as it was still high. The doctor said if it gets to be 300 or higher to come back in.

      For those who have diabetes, whats the highest you can go and whats the lowest you can go before having to go to the ER.
      I keep a stash of apple juice to help with lows. I buy the little bottles and keep one at work and at home in case of lows. You need to treat any lows lower than 70. I've dropped into the 40's before and it doesn't feel very good i can tell you that. Any lower than that and you risk unconscioiusness. The general rule is to when low take 15 grams of carbs and then wait 15 minutes and check blood sugar again. If it is lower than 70 take another 15 grams. The tendency is to try to eat everything in the house when your low. There is an emergency shot you can get to help boost you up. It comes in a little red box. I've only had to use it once when I was throwing up and couldn't keep any food down. It really hurts and is a big needle. That was a situation where i did go to the emergency room, but by then it was already going back up and the shot did what it was suppose to do.
      As far as highs, I use to go into the 400's all the time, but not anymore. I'm on insulin. You need to get a meter if you don't already have one. Get an appointment to see your family doctor and ask for a referral to an endocrinologist to help you manage it better. If I were you I would check with the hospital or your local doctor about getting any appointment with a diabetic educator. I can tell you a lot of what I have learned, but it would be better if someone sat down with you and taught you things like diet and exercise plan designed for you.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      I keep a stash of apple juice to help with lows. I buy the little bottles and keep one at work and at home in case of lows. You need to treat any lows lower than 70. I've dropped into the 40's before and it doesn't feel very good i can tell you that. Any lower than that and you risk unconscioiusness. The general rule is to when low take 15 grams of carbs and then wait 15 minutes and check blood sugar again. If it is lower than 70 take another 15 grams. The tendency is to try to eat everything in the house when your low. There is an emergency shot you can get to help boost you up. It comes in a little red box. I've only had to use it once when I was throwing up and couldn't keep any food down. It really hurts and is a big needle. That was a situation where i did go to the emergency room, but by then it was already going back up and the shot did what it was suppose to do.
      As far as highs, I use to go into the 400's all the time, but not anymore. I'm on insulin. You need to get a meter if you don't already have one. Get an appointment to see your family doctor and ask for a referral to an endocrinologist to help you manage it better. If I were you I would check with the hospital or your local doctor about getting any appointment with a diabetic educator. I can tell you a lot of what I have learned, but it would be better if someone sat down with you and taught you things like diet and exercise plan designed for you.
      They gave me 2 shots of insulin (not at the same time)

      He told me I needed to follow up with my doctor and thats what I'm going to do even if it takes a little while. Shes always overbooked as shes a popular doctor.



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      Quote Originally Posted by Krissy Cakes View Post
      They gave me 2 shots of insulin (not at the same time)

      He told me I needed to follow up with my doctor and thats what I'm going to do even if it takes a little while. Shes always overbooked as shes a popular doctor.
      So they didn't send you home with any medicine or prescription?

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      So they didn't send you home with any medicine or prescription?
      They did



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      So I went back to the hospital as my blood 367 and the I had to come in per doctors orders. Well I got to the hospital and it was at 400 and so they gave me fluids and more insulin. I spent over 7 hours in the ER. They also gave me pain meds for my stomach and head. They have been hurting bad lately. So after all that time they gave me hydrocodone and zofran for my stomach.



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      Doesn't sound too fun. At the very least, this thread could serve as a reminder for you that whatever choices we make for the sake of convenience, or excuse or pleasure can have rewards or consequences that either are worth it or not.

      If your husband is a good husband, he will support you even when he's stressed in following a way that does not put you in the hospital or the ER for hours do to shared meals that are dangerous for you. That could be as simple as making his own meal, helping with the cooking and respecting that your health may be dependent on you not sharing certain foods with him.

      Good luck and God bless.

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      Are you feeling better, Krissy, after getting home from the ER?
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      Are you feeling better, Krissy, after getting home from the ER?
      No still feeling crappy.

      I went in again last night. 378 it was. She didn't do anything, just sent me home. They said if it gets up to 500 again to come back in.



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