1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2022 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Type 1 diabeties DKA

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Bladezy, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    But your brother is....

    The info I get from googling is mildly contradictory (one source said you had to get it before 25, another that it occurs in second to fifth decades), but you'd fit either criteria.
  2. Bladezy

    Bladezy · Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    God knows! Tbh
  3. purplesally

    purplesally Type 1 · Active Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Please please work on getting it in control. Due to a wrong diagnosis I ended up in hospital for 2 weeks on drips, pumps and heart monitor with DKA. When discharged I was almost blind, had lost feeling in one lower leg and foot and could hardly stand unaided. Its taken18 months to get better, well better enough to go back to work part time. It has meant weekly physio, daily at home exercises, monthly eye injections and a lot of misery. Try setting alarms on your phone when it is time for you to eat and for your slow release insulin. It really isn't worth playing around
    • Like Like x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook