Hi! I am new to the community and am hoping someone can give me some insight and possibly hope. My son has type 1 and was diagnosed 5 years ago. He has an impossible task of trying to keep it under control. He spent 4 days in the hospital last week for ketoacidosis and the hospital couldn't even keep it under control. He has an insulin pump and does what he's suppose to do but to no avail. He spikes up to anywhere from 400 to 600 constantly. His last a1c was 11.3. He seems to have lost all ability to live a reasonable life. He lies constantly for no reason. He doesn't seem to have the ability to see what is going to happen tomorrow in relation to what he does today. He says and does things that just doesn't make sense to common reasoning. Has anyone else ever experienced this type of problem and do you think it could be caused from the constant spikes of high levels. I am wondering if it has caused damage to his brain. Thanks ahead for any input.View Thread
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