I am a 35 year old type 1 diabetic. I have felt under the weather for some time now. I went to the doctor last week and my A1C was 9.2. I was dehydrated and the sugar in my urine was 265 mg. They changed my insulin and yesterday I went back to the doctor. The sugar in my urine is now over 500 mg. I feel terrible and I'm still dehydrated. I've been nauseated but I'm not throwing up. The smallest tasks (ie. helping my daughter wash her hair and get ready for bed) wear me out. I'm having leg cramps that are waking me up at night but my potassium levels are appearing to be normal. The blood gas last week showed that I am not in DKA. I've been constipated for the past 3 weeks and can only use the bathroom with the help of a laxative. My white blood count was normal also. I'm starting to get confused. Everything I know about DKA says that I'm well on my way. If anyone has any ideas I really appreciate it. I just want to feel normal again.View Thread
I was on the Novolog and Lantus when I got sick. It wasn't keeping my blood sugars down. I'm doing much better with the Humalog 75:25 now. Hopefully I will be able to stop taking one of the shots before I eat soon. I would love to take the Lantus twice a day eventually and a lower dose of the Humalog.
When I first got to the doctor I was taking 3 Novolog shots a day and Lantus at night. My blood sugar was over 400 and I had 500 mg of sugar in my urine. I was dehydrated and in severe pain. My A1C was 9.2. I felt awful to say the least. I'm doing much better now but I still have bad days.View Thread
Thank you so much Cora. Last week the doctor changed my insulin and increased how much I was taking. Saturday I went back for more blood work and urine testing. The sugar in my urine went from over 500 to 0 in less than 5 days. I still feel very weak and my muscles hurt pretty bad. I'm still not using the bathroom but I feel so much better than I did.
Now that my sugar is somewhat under control I want to learn more about my ratios and see if the doctor will put me on some kind of sliding scale. My insulin sensitivity factor is 1:30. I'm not sure of the insulin to carb ratio. I am on Humalog 75:25 and I take 10 units before every meal. Seems like a lot and I'm having quite a few low blood sugars but them are trying to flush my blood and urine of all the excess sugar. My kidneys are working much better now. I hope to be able to lower the Humalog soon but that may mean an increase in the Lantus. Thanks again Cora.
Thank you so much Cora. I don't know my ratios. I go back to the doctor on Saturday. Despite all the water that I've been drinking I'm still dehydrated. I just keep drinking. They have increased my insulin dramatically and sometimes I feel ok. Other times..I'm really scared. My muscles hurt so bad a week ago that it was hard to do anything. I was able to walk my kids to the bus stop this morning. I'm very tired today but no pain. Each day I feel a little better. If feeling better means taking more insulin I'm ok with that.View Thread
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