I’m new to tudiabetes and I’ve recently went through quite an experience with my diabetes and thought I would share it with everyone here. A little bit about me first, I’m 24 and I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was 14. Having diabetes now for 10 years, I have to say last few years I was neglectful of my diabetes to say the least. The last few months I realized that I needed to start taking better care of myself, so I made an appointment with my endo, started working out, eating healthier, drinking less, etc. and things looked like they were starting to look up in terms of my health.
One night about 3 weeks back I met with a friend of mine that just got back from a trip so we spent the evening catching up. I ate some dinner at home and had a serving of soup and a beer while I was out. After I got home, I was feeling fine, and unfortunately still neglecting my diabetes I didn’t measure my BG before I went to sleep. The next thing that I remember was waking up in extreme pain and agony with my father and two paramedics in my room. I was told that I had a hypoglycemic seizure, and quite a sever one. I kept telling the paramedics that my shoulders were in horrible pain, so they decided to take me to the hospital. After arriving at the hospital and taking a few x-rays they found that I had broken bother my shoulders during the seizure.
The doctor said that they would be able to pop my right shoulder back into place, however a piece was still fractured, but no surgery would be necessary. My left shoulder would not be so lucky, it needed surgery and I had to get 3 screws put into my arm. The surgery was successful and I am now on my way to what I hope will be a speedy recovery.
Since then I’ve started taking care of my diabetes and am measuring 4-6 times a day and keep my BG under much better control. I’ve been to see a dietitian and nurse and will be seeing my endo shortly. This whole experience has been an eye opener for me, and has made me realize the importance of taking care of myself and my diabetes.