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Re: HYPOS and seizures WASRe: [IPk] Constant highs
You are the same as me then. I was diagnosed at age 10 and am now 38. As I
mentioned earlier, I haven't had a fit for 4 years but about a month ago I
was late having my breakfast and got so engrossed in the Kilroy programme and
needless to say, I had a fit. The scary thing is, I was aware of it for the
first time in my life. I was gripping the arms of the chair while my head
was as far back as it would go. I stopped for a moment and tried to stand up
to get some lucozade but as soon as I tried, the fit started throwing me
about again. I haven't told the doctor because I am sure he won't believe me
but my mum and husband know about it.
I am like you where the sickness is concerned. My daughter is diabetic too
and she is sick for a good 12 hours after she has had a fit. The doctor said
it is because I haven't administered glucagon which also helps to relax the
muscles in the stomach. I have just been having lengthy talks with my mum
(who had 3 of us as diabetic) about how we used to deal with fits by giving
sugar and water or lucozade and how completely shocked we are now that you
are not to treat a fit like this, but must administer glucagon.
It is only since my daughter became diabetic last August that I have learnt
so much about diabetes and its treatment. I asked why I hadn't already known
all of this and was told that it must be I had been diabetic a long time and
new treatments and techniques were being shown to new patients as a matter of
course when teaching them everything. I mean, my daughter's prescription is
made up of 2 pages and mine is only half full. I don't have glucagon on mine
for a start.
Well, I think I'll wander off to bed now after all that.
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