Re: [IP] Not DKA, but.... (kinda gross, don't read if you're squeemish)
I am by no means an expert; I can only speak from my own experience. I have
been a type 1 diabetic for 46 years and a pumper for almost 4 years.
When I have a low, on many occasions I cannot think clearly and therefore
cannot act clearly. I tend to overcorrect with the carbs/sugar and it's not
uncommon for me to experience bgs way too high several hours later.
A bg of 298 would not be a great concern to me and would not be cause for alarm
in my case; I would just correct with a bolus and go about my normal day,it
wouldn't slow me down the least bit.
The other thing with the acid reflux is common when I overeat/overdrink to
correct a low. I have put too much in my tummy too quickly and some of it has to
come back up. :<(
Of course each person is different and you should talk with your medical
provider about this event.
In a message dated 10/20/2003 9:53:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> So, last night I had a low around 2am. Woke up, treated it, bolused for
> the extra food I ate (it was one of those "must eat food!" reactions, for
> which the pump is ever so handy) and went back to bed when my sugar had
> gotten up over 80.
> When I woke up this morning at 7, it was up to 298, I had no ketones, but
> was definitely feeling the effects of dehydration. I took a correction
> bolus (assuming that my liver had been "helpful" in releasing sugar stores
> due to the low), called in late to work, and started to drink water in
> An hour later I find half of the liquid, and some stomach acid making a
> reappearance. I still feel dehydrated, still no ketones, bg is down to
> 149. I'm calling my endo, but I was wondering if any of my fellow IP'ers
> might have a clue. It feels about like I do if I have DKA (which,
> thankfully hasn't happened in a long time) but the ketones
> aren't there.
> I still feel nasty though.
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