So Tuesday I'm at my client's home feeling like someone was stabbing me in my lower back with swords and knives, when I was gripped with pain and shortness of breath like crazy. My client calls emt and rushed me to the hospital. I had a fever of a 105, pain in lower back and vomiting, and shortness of breath. After being admitted my Dr. told me I had pylonephritis and cystitis aka kidney and bladder infections. He said I had a uti that went to my kidneys and into my blood stream he also did a a1c my nurse told me I had a 7%. She said by me being a diabetic my infection was worser and the sypmtoms too which is why they had to treat it aggressively bc it had gone into my blood. For years I have been told by my Dr. I was border line and I don't think he ever performed an a1c test if he did he miss read the results. Now i'm on a strict diet restriction, and by me having asthma limit physical restrictions. The whole thing was awful and I hope this never happens to me or anyone. In the near future I will be more weary of pain and symptoms and go to the dr instead of waiting a month like I did before.View Thread
I went to prick my finger and tested my blood sugar today it was 49 I feel fine and am ok but that number sounds low, is that good or should I be worried like I said I feel ok and am not dizzy or anything but that number is low and was just wondering any suggestionsView Thread
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