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Re: [IP] ugh HI & ketones

Hi Miranda,
I am up if you want to chat.
do you have ICQ or AOL?
My ICQ# is 48743830
my AOL Instant chat id is riverbijou
and my email is email @ redacted
I hope you feel better....

At 01:09 AM 11/30/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>It's one of those yucky nights, 1 AM, the meter is reading HI and my
>ketostrips say 'small' ketones at 15 mg/dl.  I went to bed at 400 and took
>8 units plus a square wave, which seemed to do nothing because by midnight
>I had woken up twice for water and was at 580.  So I took 9 units and then
>realized in my stupor that maybe my site isn't absorbing well, and so took
>a pump and now have to stay up to make sure the whole thing doesn't
>backfire on me.  I was bad tonight, did some 'stress eating' and it's like
>the food is eating the insulin and just begging for more.  I feel so
>nauseous and have an early meeting tomorrow, it's nights like these that
>really depress me and make me want to give up on this whole diabetes
>thing.  Like it's a choice.  Maybe I'll try asthma for a little while
>instead?  Anyway thanks for listening, it's nice to know there's always
>someone up reading the list.  I'd probably be calling Minimed or the
>hospital but that even though my fasttake meter reads HI, my one touch
>profile is barely holding on at 580; if that too gives up on me, I'll
>probably have to call somebody.  Poor little ketotic me that my doctors
>didn't even want to believe was a type I.  I itch all over too, probably
>from dry skin.  Well back to testing and watching stupid late nite shows,
>hugs to everyone who's out there dealing with this too.
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