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Re: [IP] Need immediate help, please

*I woke up w/ meter reading HI. (not today).  I took a 10 unit correction w/
a pen, changed the site & starting drinking water like crazy. I started
coming down & was fine a few hours later. Got rid of the mod. ketones too. I
also hate the ER. As long as I can take care of myself, I will. I also
didn't eat any food either for a few hours..*
*MM  515  4/05*

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Valerie Adams <email @ redacted> wrote:

> After spending half an hour with an advice nurse, I know I9ll get better
> advice through someone here.
> I guess I9m in DKA right now. Last night at 6pm my bs was 468, a total
> shock. I knew it wasn9t due to food. I bolused a correction but felt it
> sting when it went in so I assumed my site was bad. I was at a concert so
> reached into my clothing to try and see if it was wet.
> I inserted a new site while in my chair and bolused a half correction,
> because I figured I didn9t get the full correction.
> At 7 pm I was down to 176, and at 9 pm I was 85 with 2 1/2 units on board.
> I
> was getting ready for bed so ate an english muffin without bolusing.
> Woke up at 3:30 with a bs of 496. I rationalized that the food without
> bolus
> caused the high, so I corrected with 6.95 units.
> Woke up at 6:40 with my bs at 541. Pulled the site and found it folded over
> itself; the first time this has happened! Corrected with 7 units by syringe
> and placed a new site.
> Obviously, I feel crappy. Modern ketones on the ketostick test. I9m pushing
> fluids including a tea which contains some electrolytes. I feel a bit
> nauseous but haven9t thrown up.
> The advice nurse offered me an appt. with my GP at 9:30. She can9t message
> the endo dept. and suggested I call when they open at 9.
> What would you do? The only DKA experience I have was to go straight the
> the
> ER since I was vomiting. They placed me on IV for a few hours and started
> talking about inserting a line in a vein for potassium.
> I hate the ER. My numbers have been coming down but not as quickly as I9d
> like. I9m down to 469 right now.
> Please email me at home if you have any suggestions. This is new stuff for
> me as I9m usually so well managed!
> Thanks a bunch,
> Valerie
> email @ redacted
> .
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