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[IP] Re: Also Late Onset - type 1



Dukiev,

I can relate to your post.  I was initially diagnosed with type 2, sent home
with oral meds and a pamphlet on type 2 diabetes.  The following week I called
my doctor's office back and told them I was feeling even worse on the meds.
The nurse said I just needed to give the meds a chance.  I called back again
days later and attempted to schedule another appointment since I was feeling
so poorly (dizzy, nauseated, blurred vision, et.c ).  Once again the nurse I
spoke with discouraged me from scheduling another appointment.  A few days
later I ended up in the  ER barely able to walk in, barely able to breath, and
dry heaving..  I should have gone to the ER as soon as my condition worsened.
The ER internist took one look at me and said you have the body type of a type
one diabetic, I'll be running some tests to confirm you are type one.  In the
meantime I'm sending you to ICU--BG was 520-- to put you on an insulin regimen
and closely monitor your blood sugars.  I stayed two days in ICU and three
days on a diabetic wing.

My mother wanted me to sue my primary care physician but she had been a good
doctor to me for the previous five years.  I think she had a very young
patient population and had little to no experience with diabetics.

I did change primary care doctors and immediately found a very good
endocrinologist whom I stayed with for six years until our insurance shifted
and I needed to select a new endo.  By the grace of God my new endo diagnosed
my Addison's Disease.  I had been feeling poorly for sometime and my endo--at
the time--and five other specialists had no clue what was wrong with me.
Finally after a Grand Mal Seizure, I  was placed on hormone replacements for
Addison's Disease and I started feeling so much better!!! Managing  both type
one and Addison is very challenging but my pump helps out tremendously and my
a1c's are still improving.

Danna
Austin, Texas, pumping one year plus


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  insulin-pumpers-digest   Wednesday, January 31 2007   Volume 10 : Number
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  This issue of the digest contains:
  Re: [IP] Pump Accessories
  Re: [IP] News on my new pump
  [IP] MM CGM Combined sensor/transmittr release date
  [IP] red blood cells
  Re: [IP] How do I get a pump?
  Re: [IP] News on my new pump
  [IP] Re:Late onset 1
  Re: [IP] How do I get a pump?
  Re: [IP] FW: basal adjustments
  [IP] going to lose my pump in May...
  Re: [IP] Test Strips
  [IP] (diabetics are uninsurable in the state of AZ)
  Re: [IP] News on my new pump
  RE: [IP] News on my new pump
  Re: [IP] Pump Accessories
  Re: [IP] Test Strips
  [IP] Re: How do I get a pump?
  Re: [IP] MM CGM Combined sensor/transmittr release date
  Re: [IP] Emergency Pump Accessories
  [IP] RE: Food digests slower than insulin is active
  [IP] Anyone else dread changing their site?
  Re: [IP] going to lose my pump in May...
  Re: [IP] FW: basal adjustments
  Re: [IP] News on my new pump
  Re: [IP] FW: basal adjustments
  [IP] BD Meters
  Re: [IP] BD Meters
  Profile of kimberly midcap <email @ redacted>
  Re: [IP] MM CGM Combined sensor/transmittr release date
  [IP] 20 minutes is NOT enough for EMLA
  Profile of Melissa Laskey <email @ redacted>
  [IP] You shouldn't just discount people's fears
  Re: [IP] How do I get a pump?
  Re: [IP] The future of CGMS (what I think)
  Re: [IP] You shouldn't just discount people's fears
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