We talk a lot about the rampant misinformation 'out there' about D. I find myself, after hearing some of it, saying "I wanted to scream!!"
I found this on eHow this morning, cited in a post from one D to another elsewhere in the DOC. It's from eHow health:
A fatally high blood sugar level is anything above 550. It's possible for an adult to reach even higher levels before exhibiting any symptoms or problems. When the level reaches 600, the person develops hyperosmolar syndrome, which can cause diabetic coma and death.
Doctors say that a blood sugar level below 50 is fatal. Levels below 60, even in a healthy person, are potentially fatal, especially if the blood sugar drops quickly.
I wanted to scream!!!
I can't abide the commercials that seem to come on every 10 minutes telling us we don't have to prick our fingers any more if we use THIS meter.
I could go on for pages... what makes you want to scream??