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or, rather, i am the person your doctor warned you about.

guess who's diabetic now!

it's me!

i found out by way of a routine blood test at my new primary care provider's; i woke up at 6 am on wednesday to a phone call telling me my blood sugar was over 500 (544, to be precise; for context, normal is 80-120, anything above 150 is worrisome, and people can go into comas at 600) and i had to go to the emergency room right away. i was like "...really? like, now?" and the doctor was like "LIKE, NOW." so i spent most of the day in the ER getting fluids and insulin via the world's most awkward IV and nonconsensually watching NCIS, and then they decided to admit me.

i stayed in the hospital until friday, missing my flight to visit my family in arizona, and now i have to test my blood sugar four times a day and give myself insulin shots and take more medications. the blood tests hurt way more; the insulin needles are 32g, they don't feel like anything.

i don't think i've really processed it yet. testing my blood sugar feels kind of like a game, and atkins peanut butter cups are tasty, and i haven't been out for really long periods of time yet (i did eat dinner out last night, though, and had to do stabby things to myself in the tiniest most sordid bathroom). i cried before i went to the ER, and i haven't cried since, but i have that weird heavy feeling in my face like i'm going to.

idk, thought i'd share.

Date: 2014-03-04 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* that's a big thing to have to deal with! I hope the transition goes as smoothly as possible. And I will make you a low carb cherry cobbler if you like!

Date: 2014-03-05 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* and oooh, cherry cobbler!

Date: 2014-03-05 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww, shit! That is just...I...I offer sympathy, and you are a badass for stabbing yourself with needles, and also for the blood tests! I know for a fact that those suck :(

Date: 2014-03-05 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks <3333

Date: 2014-03-05 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs if you want them gentle hand patting if you don't*

I'm sorry bb that sounds really scary and unfun. I have been praying for you, which ymmv i don't know your thoughts on religion, you can think of it as just sending good thoughts while touching rosary beads.

ilu and I hope that the diabetes treatment eventually makes you feel healthier because your blood sugar won't be all over the place anymore. *hugs or a clap on the shoulder, choose your own adventure*

Date: 2014-03-05 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you, bb <3333 i appreciate all of your hugs and prayers and shoulder-claps, so much.

Date: 2014-03-05 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so sorry this happened to you.
I love you.

Date: 2014-03-05 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you. i love you too <333

Date: 2014-03-06 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Continuing with all of the <3333 and hugs on tap if and when you want them.

Date: 2014-03-06 05:31 am (UTC)


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