Sick and a little scared

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AMM
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   Posted 5/31/2007 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up this morning at 4:30 vomiting.  I immediately had a hypo.  It took 2 hours to get it over 70.  I even shut my pump off.  I am 182 at the moment and my pump is back on.  It was really scary not being able to get it to come back up.  I know it's a little on the high side now, but after that this morning I think I prefer it there.  I don't want it higher, but I'm afraid I'll have another one of those lows that won't come up.  I kept my daughter home today so I wouldn't be alone.  She knows how to take my blood, work my pump and even administer glucagon.  She's looking after her mom. 
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maxx
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   Posted 5/31/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hiya, that is a scary feeling. Sometimes these things happen for no reason at all. How did you treat it? I find that somethings just don't get it up and staying there at all. Take care, maxx
 


4sons
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   Posted 5/31/2007 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ...

Just want to send you a cyperhug!!! Being sick is the scariest thing, isn't it? I think it's because we have no control over what happens to our blood glucose ... we just have to hang on and ride out the storm.

I'm thinking of you today and hoping you get better soon. REMEMBER, this is not your fault and you're doing the best you can!! That's all we can do!!

Hugs ...
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


AMM
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   Posted 5/31/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I had glucose tablets, juice, milk, sugar coated cereal and some candy and it was not coming up. Normally I just pop a few glucose tablets and I'm fine. It happened again later in the day too. Thought it was going to be a trip to the hospital this afternoon but it started to come up. My daughter never left my side until my husband got home. I don't know what I would have done without her today.
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Pin Cushion
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   Posted 5/31/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been on the pump?
What was different yesterday / today? Eat less? More stress? More activity? Got cold / flu?
Any of these ring a bell?
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DawnsDandelions
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   Posted 5/31/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
AMM - I'm so sorry that you've been feeling bad! Being sick is so hard for anyone, but for a Diabetic it's downright scary. I hope you are feeling better by now. And I'm so glad you have your daughter with you - It's nice knowing we're not alone, isn't it?

I'm thinking of you and hoping you get better.

AMM
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   Posted 6/1/2007 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   
The only different thing is that I am sick with headache and upset stomach and vomiting. There was nothing particularly different about yesterday except for having my head in a bucket most of the day. When I am vomiting I always do struggle to keep it high enough, it just scares me. If I hadn't had my pump yesterday I probably would have gone unconscious. Being able to suspend my pump was great for me. I've been on the pump since January.
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gelchick
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   Posted 6/1/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not a type 1 or on insulin, but if you're having unusual repeat performances of the lows, and the only way to bring your sugar level back up was to remove your pump, do you think that maybe the pump was malfunctioning in some way? Maybe you were getting too much insulin delivered to you and the problem was rectified when you re-attached?
 
I hope you're doing a lot better today! How lucky you are to have such a loving daughter to take care of you.
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/1/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Could the vomiting thing be food poisoning? Undercooked chicken or offty potato salad? If it's viral your doctor's office may have some clue to what it is and how long it will last since you probably got it locally and others will have it as well. Sending prayers for a quick recovery and blessings to your dear daughter.
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AMM
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   Posted 6/1/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been around a lot of sick people lately. No, my pump didn't malfunction. I just can't keep anything down. Once I quit vomiting I should be fine.
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 6/2/2007 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I do hope you get to feeling better real soon, AMM. Colds & flues I find easier to handle than stomach flues. For me, it's all about the food and insulin ratios/doses, and I find it really hard to eat when it's the last thing my body wants to do. I've only been sick like that once since Dx Type1 and ya... it's scarry. I'm glad to hear you've got someone with you, too. It makes all the difference sometimes. Hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery :-)

Kris
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AMM
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   Posted 6/2/2007 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually I have been keeping food down today.  My blood sugars are good.  Kris, I know what you mean about the respiratory stuff being easier.  I spike a little higher when I have something respiratory, but it isn't as scary as the lows I get with a stomach virus.  It is really frightening when you know you need food in you because your blood sugar is low and you know there is a good chance it won't stay down.  On top of bringing up the little bit of stuff I needed in me I also was having a very hard time staying awake.  What really got me was even with the pump off my blood sugar was dropping.  But today I am feeling better.  I am eating.  Blood sugars are normal.  I'm tired as can be.  I am just so grateful to have a wonderful daughter that never left me.  Teenagers aren't all bad! tongue   She had the glucagon injection ready to go too!
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/2/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I just remembered what my sick day nurse told me and it might help you for the next time. She said room temperature coke or gingerale, just tiny sips or by the teaspoonful when nothing else will stay down. She also said when the vomiting is persisitant like that to switch to gatorade by the teaspoonful. I know this won't hlep you now, but might help next time. Glad you're doing better. Kudos to the dear daughter!
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AMM
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   Posted 6/2/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I normally have that stuff in the house for days like that. I just didn't have it this time. I couldn't send Jenny because she is too young to drive. John brought all that to me when he got home. Things were better the second day. Today I am feeling pretty good except for being tired.
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4sons
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   Posted 6/2/2007 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you're feeling better!!! And hugs to that daughter of yours ... she's pretty amazing!!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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