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High BS for over a week and feeling unwell.

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Emjay76, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Emjay76

    Emjay76 · Newbie

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    Hi, I have had very high blood sugar for over a week now, between 24mmol and 30mmol.
    My sight has changed significantly, I’m extremely thirsty, feel like I have a wee infection and generally feel quite unwell.
    My medication (glicizade and metformin) doesn’t seem to be working and cutting out sugar isn’t bringing it down.
    I’m starting to get worried.
    These are worse than the symptoms I had when I was first diagnosed 2 years ago.
    Obviously it is a Sunday and my doctors surgery is closed.
    Should I call 111 or wait until tomorrow?
    Thank you,
    Emma
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Call 111 immediately those levels are very high indeed.
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Also don't eat any carbohydrate in any form. No cereal, grains anything like that.
     
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  4. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you should seek medical help immediately. That is extremely high glucose. At the very least you need testing for ketones. High risk of DKA. Please dial 111.
     
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  5. Emjay76

    Emjay76 · Newbie

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    I will call 111. Thank you for your reply.
     
  6. Diane_56

    Diane_56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Call 111
     
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  7. Craigmartin

    Craigmartin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds worrying. Hope you got sorted?
     
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  8. Wayne18000

    Wayne18000 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Emjay76. Yes call 111 and explain things to them. Have you tested for ketones?
     
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  9. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    How did you get along with NHS 111, @Emjay76 ?
     
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  10. Craigmartin

    Craigmartin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I notice Emjay76 not been online since ringing 111? Really hope all is well?
     
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  11. Emjay76

    Emjay76 · Newbie

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    Hi all, just an update....
    On Sunday morning I started being sick and my husband called 111 which then sent an ambulance. I had a temperature of 39.9 and I was going down hill fast. I was given an IV in the ambulance and antibiotics pushed through as they believed I had septicaemia. By the time I arrived at the emergency dept I was in total kidney failure and septic!
    I was extremely ill and I spent the next 3 days in hospital. I am now unfortunately insulin dependent and have to inject 4 times a day. Apparently I was always supposed to have a blood glucose monitor on the nhs but one of the gps at my surgery told me I shouldn’t be monitoring my blood sugar!
    The doctors at the hospital said I was lucky to be alive. If I had left it any longer I might not be here now!
    Thanks for the 111 advice, it saved my life!
     
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  12. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow terrifying! Hope you can get on top of the issue and get everything under control!
     
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  13. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Emjay - Thank you for letting us know you're now feeling a bit better and hopefully on the mend.

    Be kind to yourself. It'll take a while to digest and get over all that's happened.
     
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    George_dinnin · Newbie

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    Bg up to 30 feel lethargic but no other symptoms take no medication comments please
     
  15. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Glad you pulled through...!
     
  16. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    With blood sugars this high, I would definitely give your GP a call immediately. If you can't get in touch with him or her, call 111.
     
  17. Craigmartin

    Craigmartin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds a scary experience but glad you are home now.
     
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  18. Sparklebrightisright

    Sparklebrightisright Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Emjay'

    Really pleased you are OK i bet that was really scarey to say the least hope you are OK now.
    My blood sugars are up and down all the time
    A1c test Monday teatime.

    Sparklebrightisright.
     
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