I was diagnosed on halloween in 2010. I remember the week leading up to my diagnosis vividly. For a couple of months prior, I had been sick. Mainly body aches and tired. The doc said I had a virus. He prescribed several antibiotics which didnt work. Then the saturday before I got diagnosed I was in Las Vegas which is a long way from my home in northern Illinois. My main problems in Vegas were constantly having to know where the bathroom was. Also, I had a terrible thirst and couldnt sleep. I was only sleeping 2 or 3 hours a day. Once home, the next week was hell. Always thirsty I didnt think going to the bathroom all the time was a big deal. Then came Halloween. My wife at the time took the kids to her parents for lunch/dinner. I didnt go because the virus symptoms had returned. I laid down for a nap about noon. I woke up at 3pm to go to the bathroom and I couldnt keep my balance. I was litterally bouncing off the walls. Also I couldnt think clearly. To say the least I was in a state of confusion. I tried to call someone but all I could do was get back in bed before passing out. At 6pm the same thing happened. Around 8pm my then wife returned home. The rest of this story is relayed by her because I have no memory of it. When she got home I was talking like I was drunk. Problem was I didnt and dont drink alcohol. Ever. She called my dad and he told her to call 911. Once in the ambulance they tested my blood sugar and it was to high for their equipment. I arrived at the hospital and they tested my bs on their standard equipment on which it didnt register. So they drew my blood and sent it to the lab and then received some crazy news. 2300. My bs was 2300! I spent the next 6 days in the hospital coming out of my coma and learning to be a type 1. I now take 4 shots a day and will always be greatful to God for saving me!View Thread
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