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Joined: 01/03/2012
My Story:
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. I have lower abdominal pain that hurts if the doctor even touches my abdomen. The week of Christmas I had blood in my urine for 3 days (that was my 1st sign that something wasn't right). All tests show that I do not have a UTI. 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 am a single Mom with 2 beautiful children and I want to play with them again. I just want to feel normal again.

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