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Yesterday...my highest HI =(

Discussion in 'Teens' started by malyssa, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. malyssa

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    I had my highest high sincediagnosis yesterday afternoon, in school. My one meter read HI, which means over 500, so I checked with one that reads up to 600, and I was 529. I was so scared. I didnt have ketones at first, but eventually I ended up with moderate ketones...they went away completely within about 4 hours. I was running high all morning in school though, but I didnt want to miss class, so I waited until my lunch to go to the nurse. Thats when I got the HI reading. She thought it only meant I was over 400, but when I told her it meant over 500, I thought she was going to have a heart attack. She kept asking me if I was ok, and she said that I wasn't acting myself. I couldn't concentrate for anything...you guys should have seeen me changing my pump site. I was forgetting things because I kept getting distracted, and it took me what felt like forever to complete. And talk about thirsty...I havent been that thirsty in a VERY long time. I drank more water than I can even tell you, mostly because I forget, but it was a lot!

    There was no good reason for being that high, until I went to the pediatrician. I have bronchitis, and she said I sounded horrible. My throat is killing me today, and it hurts to breathe. She put me on an inhaler, and some kind of antibiotic. I have to go back there today so she can listen to me. Hopefully I won't have to go get x-rays, and I hope even MORE that it doesnt turn into pnemonia.

    Sorry, but I needed to vent..I'm just not having a good day, yesterday or today. :(
     
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    Malyssa, I'm sorry you're feeling so badly..... I hope you're on the road to recovery very quickly!!! Big {{{hugs}}} from a mom!!! :cwds::cwds::cwds::cwds:
     
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    AWww I'm sorry you had such a rough day!! Sending (((hugs))) your way!!
    ~~Emily
     
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    Thanks! I stayed home today, and my pediatrician wants me home tomorrow too, and I am out of gym for the next week. I just got home from the pediatrician, and I still sound bad. So now I'm on a nebulizer. My blood sugar has been much better though. Not perfect, but not HI. I woke up at 90, and I just tested at 194 for lunch.
    Thanks so much!
     
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    Thanks. :)
     
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    aww Malyssa, that really sucks:(, I hope that you get better soon and that your sugars aren't too high for too long. Being sick is no fun and being sick plus having diabetes is HORROR! I really hope that you feel well soon!!!
     
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    Malyssa, I hope you get well soon. sick+diabetes=horrid
    warning: if they decide you need steriods expect to see insulin needs double or triple
    I'll be praying for you.
     
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    They put me on Albuterol (sp?) today. I hope it doesn't make my blood sugars stay high. :( They have been ok today. My highest was a 194, my lowest, a 90. Not too bad for being sick. The pediatrician said that I was really close to pnemonia, and that it could still turn into it, but hopefully it won't.
    I'm just really mad about missing school already, ya know. I missed today, and I'm not allowed to go tomorrow either. Two days missed after tomorrow, and I've only been in school a week and a half. :(:mad: Sorry...I'm just very mad/upset about it, because I hate missing school.
     
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    Thanks Kiersten. :)
     
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    Thanks Rae.
    Is albuterol a steroid? :confused:
    Thanks! :)
     
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    you might see a bit of an increase with albuterol (i dont but some do) Sorry I wasnt specific before, its oral steroids that will send you sky high. I usually end up on them atleast once. I'ld be happy to stay home from school- i've had pnemonia twice and was back to school the next day (went to doc after school) as long as there is no wheezing doc says to school you go lol
     
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    I had bad wheezing, so I guess thats why she doesn't want me back...that and the fact that the inhaler, and the breathing test they gave me in the office made me feel like I was going to pass out. It made me really dizzy. Ah, I guess it's better to rest than to make myself crazy tomorrow. Plus, I'm probably going to work all weekend. :rolleyes:
     
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    I had my first HI since diagnosis a few weeks ago when my pump was disconnected... oops. I felt like crap.
     
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    aaaw, i'm sorry. i hate highs. hopefully, you'll be feeling better soon.

    (this is off-topic, but it's september 11 and it's 9:11 pm.)
     
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    Not in my timezone. :p
     
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    ya they'll make you feel like that! the breathing treatments make me feel shaky (mimcs a low). I like to say I'm fine and go to school anyways...idk why, i hate school. i went back to school the day after surgery. Stay home and rest, you'll prolly recover quicker and no going to work! ask you doc to write you a note if you need it.
     
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    I am working all weekend...as predicted. :rolleyes:
    12-3 today, and 12-8 tomorrow! :eek: How am I going to get better if I can't rest!?!?!? :eek:
     

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