I've got the crud, sugars are up!

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/16/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, that darned bug that's making the rounds found me and my hubby. We're coughing out guts out and drinking fluids, sleeping and generally feeling like doggie doo-doo. Woke up to a 127 this morning! The fever is really kicking up those sugars. Hope you all don't get it!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


tutorgirl
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   Posted 3/16/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooooh, I'm sorry. Lay low and get well soon!!!
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 3/17/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately.... been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. After going through a couple bottles of cough syrup and various lozenges, a month later I finally got it checked out and by then it had turned into a full blown sinus infection (ears, nose, throat, and lungs :-( 2 weeks of antibiotics and I still don't think it's fully cleared up.

Take care of yourselves Jeannie and I hope you're feeling much better soon.

- Kris
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- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/17/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Kris,
You know why we get this, don't you? It's so we'll appreciate it when we feel better! tongue
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Texas Stranger
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   Posted 3/17/2008 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I am with you guys. I have a Dr appointmant tomorrow. I am not too bad, just enough to make managing my glucose tough and feeling a little bad. I want to nip it b4 it gets too bad though.

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   Posted 3/20/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
 I may be able to help with your health condition. Feel free to email me or contact me by phone
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Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 3/20/2008 1:29:50 PM (GMT-6)


ceebee
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   Posted 3/20/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
The stomach virus hit me three days ago and have been in bed with a bucket near. Lost 8 pounds in three days. I have been able to keep bg levels pretty good by sipping white soda. I feel awful. Hope it passes everyone by:)

Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/21/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
ceebee,
Are you checking your sugars? Sometimes things get really whacky when you get dehydrated so don't forget to check them. Also, my sick day plan includes a couple of glasses of gatorade to prevent electrolyte loss. Hope you have someone who can go get you some. I also did sips of room temp diet ginger ale to settle it down a bit. I'll be thinking of you.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


ceebee
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   Posted 3/21/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jeannie:) This a nasty one. I have the diet ginger ale. That stayed down for a short while. I can keep vanilla ice cream down and need it to keep bg levels up. Wow, this bug leaves you really weak and dizzy. Yes, the fingers are sore I am checking every time I get up. I lost 10 pounds with this and am drinking lots of water to rehydrate. Feeling some better but weak and low sugars. Plus we are in the middle of a snow storm with 12 inches already and more to come. Crazy winter all over. When do you stop losing weight so fast on the nothing white but cauliflower? I am not even trying to lose and lose about 10 pounds a month now. Thanks for thinking of me:)

Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/22/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Ceebee,
First of all, If you are this sick then it's probably not a virus but food poisoning. Stomach viruses don't usually last longer than 24 to 48 hours and relief is quick. I think you better call your doctor or a nurse line at the hospital. Tell them you are diabetic and what you have been eating and which meds you are taking.

Drinking water alone or diet pop and water will cause further dehydration and electrolyte loss. Your body has to leach minerals out of your system to make urine. If you don't have any gatorade please start drinking some bouillon broth and eat 1/2 a mashed banana if you have one. Low potassium levels can goof up your heart. If your thinking gets muddled it's time to get to a hospital. Keep us posted!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


ceebee
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   Posted 3/23/2008 1:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, I don't know what this is but it sure made me sicker than I've been in years. My heart was flip-flopping in my chest all week. I thought I was having a heart attack. It was hard to get the sugar levels above 60. I was literally shaking all over for days. I called the Diabetic Center and they told me to stop the Metformin and take only half of the Lantus and to drink Gatorade. My hubby stayed home to take care of me. I am on the mend but still really weak. I also had and have burning under my skin all over. What is this, do you know? Also, I was taken off Lipitor because it was eating my muscles. I got sick after I was off it for three days and threw up bile for days. Could this have been the problem? I see the cardiologist Thursday and will see what he says. My blood pressure has been low and my pulse running 95...like pressure 95 over 85 with pulse of 85 to 95. I was lowered from 10mg to 5mg of the med but it didn't help so I stopped it altogether myself yesterday and am starting to feel better today. My blood pressure is 126 over 68 with a pulse of 65 like it used to be and my heart isn't flip-flopping any more either. So maybe all this added up and sure didn't help. I never want to go through a week like this again. Thanks for all you concern and help:) Have a Happy Easter everyone!

ceebee
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   Posted 3/23/2008 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Almost forgot...we ate at Denny's for dinner about four hours before I got sick. I had scrambles eggs that tasted funny and didn't eat them all. They were kind of runny. Could you get food poisoning from the eggs?

Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/23/2008 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you say salmonella? You should probably report this to your local health department. They may want a stool sample.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 3/23/2008 5:44:59 AM (GMT-6)

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