Wednesday, 11 April 2012

1st post... The beginning


Aug. 8, 2011, the first day that I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic. 

Into my world enters my new lifelong friends Levemir, Humalog, Crestor, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, and a whole host of other supplements.  A whole new world of HBA1C tests, glucose tests and worst of all injections 5 times a day. 

What have I gotten myself into?

The truth is that I didn't get myself into anything.  This diagnosis was not my fault and there is nothing I could do about it.  I have it... time to deal with it.  At least that is how my endocrinologist put it.  Easier said than done.

How did all this start?  I went into an emergency room with a sore throat.  Not a normal sore throat but it felt like someone was holding a lighter to my throat.  The Dr. did a scope and said I needed to go to the larger university hospital immediately.  Why?  I asked.  His reply "Well, you are ok now but you could be dead in 20 minutes if this thing swells up."  Umm, ok.  Into the ambulance I go.  I was in the ICU for a week.  Throughout that week they were testing all sorts of things including my blood sugar which was slightly elevated.  They thought it was because of the infection. 

Then the endo gets involved and has some blood taken and tested.  I had an A1C of about 15.  He says he is sorry but I am definitely a type 1 diabetic. 

And so it begins...  

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