so about two weeks ago i went into DKA. I was admitted into the hospital on thursday and well it sucked. i honestly don’t remember much about the first 24 hours. I remember my boyfriend carrying me to the car and then putting me in a wheel chair and taking me into the ER. Then i remember waking up in a white room with a bright light on above my bed. I guess i passed out at some point. The doctor came in and told me that my blood sugar was at 902 and that i was damn near coma and that my body was trying to shut down. like i said i don’t remember much of the first day so i don’t know what all was done but i do know that this is the second time i have had DKA. the first time was when i was diagnosed 6 years ago at 13.
I am so thankful for my boyfriend Michael. If it wasn’t for him coming home on lunch i would of probably been even worse than i was. He told me that when he came into the house that i was passed out on the chair (which he knows i never do because i can’t sleep sitting up EVER) so he checked my sugar and when my monitor read HI he knew that it was bad.
I can admit that i knew my sugars were getting WAY out of control but i was trying to fix everything myself. and i thought i was getting it back to right but i guess i was way off on that one. Normally when i have HI sugars that last more than a day or two i will ask my mom or boyfriend (whoever i am around at the time) to help me get control back. but this time i didn’t. i thought that maybe for once i should try and do this on my own. Neiher my mom or Mike hve a problem helping me out when i need it. They know that sometimes i want to just give up and be “normal” for a day or two. and that day or two is when i need them the most. thats when i need osmeone to help me get my head back on straight. but like i said i wanted to this one on my own and well i should of asked for help. because the end result was worse than i ever imagined it would be.
i really have been working my hardest for about two weeks now to keep the control to a regular level but i still feel kinda run down from the DKA. it is hard and being a diabetic is hard but its not impossible and i know that i have the strength to do it. and i have the support from my friends on TuD, my friends here at home, my family, and my wonderful Boyfriend who i owe my life to.