I have 4 sisters. Three of us had gestational diabetes. #1 is in denial, # 2 is pre-diabetic, #3 is not telling, but I think she is having issues, I am #4 and T2, and #5 is also T2.
I was Dx'ed in 2000, and have long been convinced that my other sisters were having issues because our grandparents and parents are all diabetic. It's not necessarily a weight issue. I was not obese when I was diagnosed, nor was (is) my father. My Grandmother on my Mother's side was heavy, but not obese, and the only one who is morbidly obese is my Mother, and she has the tightest control of us all for some crazy reason. I believe it has to do with a gamma-globulin issue she has (IGA) and it keeps her in check.
The oldest sister is the one who has been in denial, and today she finally went to get her blood sugar checked because she has been losing her sight, and is very thirsty. The Diabetes Educator could not even get her BS to register, so she was sent to the ER. Yes, her BS was 619. Six Hundred and Nineteen. Holy cow.
For the longest time she has been angry, combative, depressed, and just so very hard to be around. We have all tried to get her to have her blood sugar checked, but she is stubborn and "does not believe" in diabetes.
She has been on an insulin drip all afternoon and it is down in the 400's now. She's pretty freaked out, and crying ... you know how it is to get this diagnosis.
I am on my way to the hospital to check on her and see if she needs anything more than a hug.
I have never ever heard of a blood sugar being so high.
I will pray that she is in a mood to see me today (note comments about her attitude above). Prayers and good thoughts sent her way would be so appreciated right now! Also, I will tell her about TUDiabetes!