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What's the highest you've been?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Jokeeble1987, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. pav

    pav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I asked this question the other day as I am still have swings Hi, but nowhere near the 22.7 I had been getting. My GP practice said they don't put one on insulin until all other medications fail to bring the BS under control.

    I thought it might be better to be on insulin as maybe it might be easier to control the BS and not have such swings.
     
  2. volvicwater22

    volvicwater22 · Member

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    My blood test just says Hi, so i say hi back and throw it at the wall
     
  3. mazza.hunter

    mazza.hunter · Newbie

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    Volvicwater that made me laugh have of terms had hi on the meter come up would love to know the true figure tho lol x



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  4. catdog23

    catdog23 · Newbie

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    when is was Newly Diagnosed is was 60 he said i should be dead
     
  5. Mbmdp

    Mbmdp · Active Member

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    My highest was 32!

    The lowest I've been is 6.8 (very strange feeling) especially since up until recently I was always in the 20's


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  6. Delphinum

    Delphinum Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My highest is now 31.2. :( Stupid cannulas are bending for my new pump and I've had ketones 3 times. Nasty things!
     
  7. garythegob

    garythegob · Well-Known Member

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    If you are talking mmol, Dont know why you were feeling strange, 6.8 is spot on

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  8. Merlyn13

    Merlyn13 · Member

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    Was over 40 on a DKA when admitted to hospital when first diagnosed in Jan this year. Don't remember much if any of the 3 days after that except that there seemed to be a really helpful gorilla on the first ward I was on who pointed the way for people. Shows how these things mess with the mind.....unless this is a new job creation scheme for apes. ;-)

    TJ

    New Type 1


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  9. Mbmdp

    Mbmdp · Active Member

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    That's because I'm so used to running so high (high 20's) so when my levels are lower than say 10 I'm not used to it


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  10. Oliviat1999

    Oliviat1999 · Member

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    My highest was 44 when I when I was diagnosed September last year xx
     
  11. squeeze321

    squeeze321 · Well-Known Member

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    88.0 mmol in July 1989.
    This was a lab reading and not from a little blood sugar meter.

    You are probably wondering how I let it get so high.

    I was away from home at the time, because I had been kicked out at the age of 16 by my foster parents who refused to let me come home because I had failed my school exams. Then all hell broke loose when I had become infected with a throat infection, and needed antibiotics. I could not see a GP where I was staying as none of them would see me because I was not regisitered with them. I don't blame GPs for this incidently. I was in a diabetic coma, in intensive care and aparantly this was the highest blood sugar ever recorded at two hospitals.

    Glad to say I survived, the foster parents are history as I cut off contact with them to protect any children I may have in the future.

    I am now on a pump and have good control.
     
  12. coxy68

    coxy68 · Member

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    39 at diagnosis with ketoacidosis (or is it ketosis, can't remember) and told I was a stones throw from the reaper! Happy days! Still all under control now fingers crossed :grin:

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  13. Gonna

    Gonna Type 1 · Member

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    37 twelve days ago at diagnosis. Was recovering from severe acute pancreatitis and thought I had escaped complications but my pancreas stopped producing insulin so I was back in hospital on an insulin drip. Am now injecting four times a day.


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  14. BaliRob

    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I was diagnosed with a reading of 12+ my doctor said, "Don't be alarmed, we regularly have first-timers reading 50 or over. I have even heard of one case where the reading was 200!!!"

    MCMLXX111 - tell me what 'Fenugreek' is please.
     
  15. Embabe25

    Embabe25 · Well-Known Member

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    My machine only reads up to 35 mmol I think. A few times its said HI meaning its higher than the machine goes. Been a while since its said that though.


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  16. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Here's a link which goes into much more detail:

    http://diabeteshealth.com/read/2005/01/ ... fenugreek/
     
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    MCMLXX111 - thankyou for the link to Fenugreek
     
  19. jimzzz

    jimzzz · Newbie

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    Mine has been mid to high 30s a few times but now seem to have settled down :thumbup: . It is quite frightening though when you're sight starts going!
     
  20. dj123

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    My Daughter was diagnosed at 90, by the time we hit intensive care it was 91.3, and she was still conscious!
     
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