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I never realized that so many of us have so much trouble with DKA. I am so
sorry for you all.

I have not had any trouble with DKA since I was first diagnosed in 1973.

I think the reason is that I feel it when I am making Ketones.  My muscles
get a sort of numb feeling when I move them.  It is most pronounced in my
thighs...I suppose this is because this is where the largest muscles are
that you use when walking.

When I get this feeling, I quickly check my BS, it will be at least in the
high 200's. I give the supplemental injection derived by formula. I drink
plenty of water..and restrict my exercise. Then I work on figuring out what
is going wrong...is it the pump? Or did I just over eat into the 300 range.
(yeah I've done this a few times)

Am I the only one who gets this "warning" about ketones? I remember at
Joslin they always said that you can't feel high BS, and I won't argue that
point.  But I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I can feel that ketone

Now, I do have trouble detecting lows sometimes but that's another

----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:53 AM
Subject: [IP] KETONES IN 4 HOURS??????

.  Then I kept waking up to use the bathroom but thought it
> was from a diet iced tea I drank.
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