Hi everyone : ) I want to talk about a huge problem facing diabetics of all kinds, which is being misdiagnosed! I want to bring awareness to this topic because it's so serious yet nobody seems to care Please share your story of misdiagnosis! I don't want anyone else to suffer symptoms of something that can be treated. Here's mine For 4 months I was super sick with all the classic symptoms of T1D. Drinking TONS of water, having to pee like 24/7, complete loss of appetite, weight loss and the worst part was the sleeping. I slept all the time even during class cause I had no energy at all! This caused my grades to drop dramatically and I got super stressed out but I would just go to sleep anyway because my brain couldn't process how to do anything. My parents started to notice and took me to the doctor (MULTIPLE TIMES) first saying I have yellow fever??!! Then telling me I had dry mouth, and some even saying they didn't know the problem even after listing off all my symptoms. Eventually one nurse gave me a blood test the day before Christmas but the results would have taken a week to come in : ( The day after Christmas my mom took me to the ER because I started throwing up anything I tried to eat. After a few samples the nurses told me I was diabetic and in Ketoacidosis. I got hooked up to all these tubes and soon I was taken to a children's hospital because I wasn't 18 yet. This is my favorite part of the story to tell people, I was taken into a kids ambulance covered in stickers and cartoon characters and driven pretty far and I was totally passing out the whole time but we kept hitting bumps and I would fly into the air because they didn't strap me down good. Its hard for me not to laugh thinking about it. I spent 3 days in the hospital but it was a really nice one and the food was so good omg its probably because I hadn't eaten in forever though. I'm all better now and super healthy. You really don't understand how sick you are until you're better.