Good Morning Patty and all who will follow!
Patty, I went to your blog. You looked beautiful! I loved your dress! wow, What a change from the older picture. Great Job on losing all that weight!
Well, we have had a week. You will see why I have not posted this week. Monday night DD said she was still not feeling well. We all thought it was her asthma and a cold and her time of month. Then she started telling me the symptoms. I looked at her and said I am taking your blood sugar because it seems like Diabetes. She is not overweight--far from it. Infact, she is on the thin side--well she is thin. Anyway, I took it and it was 588!
I told her I was driving her to the hospital right away. When we got there it went down to 586--if one can call that down. They gave her fluids to get it down and also a CAT SCAN and all kinds of tests to see if her kidneys were working. Everything else including her kidneys were good. They did find a cyst but they said and also her doctor said later to deal with that after
she is taken care of her diabetes. They did get her blood sugar down to 375 and sent her home.
She told me she is glad she does live with us even if she is 34 years old. She would have never thought of checking her blood sugar. Anyway she went to her doctor and she had other tests. Her closterol is high. She is now on medications and diet and exercise. It gave me a wake up call on my diabetes so now we are exercising together and I am cooking diabetic meals. Her sugars are still high but are coming down. I am just Praising The LORD that she had never went into a Diabetic Coma.
The doctor could not believe how well she looks for someone with sugars that high. In the hospital we were told that she was too old for Diabetes Type 1 but I personally know people in the 30's that had been diagnosed with Type 1. Also, I remember seeing Mary Tyler Moore on a talk show and said she was diagnosed in her 30's with Type 1.
We still not know what Type DD has as the tests are well over $2,000 and she does not have the money for the testing and neither do we. However, her doctor knows a lot about diabetes and also the pharamist where DD gets her medicines knows a lot about diabetes. We are also looking for classes and support groups for both of us.
She can start work again this coming week but only part time for the week. Then if she feels well she can work full time. However, the doctor is keeping a close check on her.
So that is how our week went!
Heather, I think you said a while back that you actually have Type 1 and an half Diabetes or was I dreaming that?
I forgot to mention that the doctor thinks that Sabrina has had Diabetes for 5 years maybe longer. Her A1C was over the roof--15.8. Anway, I had asked and also DD had asked other doctors over the years to check her for Diabetes because it runs in our family--both Types. However, they would not. When she went to her current doctor she actually went for something else which the doctor was taking care of that. However, her current doctor could not understand why she did not have Sabrina tested for Diabetes. DD has not been going to her that long so I don't blame her. However, I am upset that no one took us serious before. That is basically why we are both going to this doctor because she takes the time and listens and does not rush you our of her office.
Well, everyone, please have a Great Saturday!
Edited by: SWIMLOVER at: 9/1/2012 (12:59)
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