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What's the highest you've been?

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

  1. Isobel94

    Isobel94 · Well-Known Member

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    My highest was 31 when i was diagnosed.
    I was adamant i could not have diabetes as there is no link in the family at all.... I was feeling fine except the constant toilers and 6liters of water a day!
     
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    OMG! ( really hate abbreviations but wasn't sure what sort of language would offend.)

    But seriously, OMG. My fasting BG was 17 at diagnosis and I felt like ****. I'm looking at some of the readings here - how bad must you have felt?!???

    My doctor nearly blew a gasket when I tested 13 in his office the day I got my results. He'd have been calling out the air ambulance for you guys.

    You all, as ever, have my respect for dealing!


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  5. kellibabi

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    No idea how high I was when diagnosed, but I can remember once being 18.6 about a year ago (after Fish n' Chips).
    Needless to say, I RARELY eat that anymore (once since then, I think & only a dozen chips).
     
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    I have had my meter sayin hi a good couple times and when i was diagnosed my level was 64 apparently that wasn't good lol
     
  7. paul-1976

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    I used to see a HI on my meter frequently in the early days but i think the highest recorded reading I saw was 33.2 and my meter maxes out at 33.4. :thumbdown:
     
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    My highest was when I was first diagnosed I was either 118 or 119 can't remember now :-(


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    Three days after diagnosis I had felt a bit tired and generally not 100% so went back to the docs, he took my blood pressure but was unable to find any pressure at all!! So he sent me straight to A&E having called them and tolling them to expect me. When I got there my bg was recorded at 29.something mmol/L and my pulse was 188bpm. I had apparently suffered an SVT and had to have my heart stopped and restarted chemically to get it back in rhythm.

    I really didnt feel that bad and walked into the A&E dept, only to be told to lie on a stretcher and not move and was wheeled straight into the Resuscitation Unit!!!

    Although I didnt feel 100% I didnt feel that bad either so I can only assume that I had been running at a very high level for some time and had somehow got used to it :crazy:
     
  12. princesskyra

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    Mine was 40 when I was admitted to hospital last week :(
     
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    My friends was 75 when he got rushed into hospital and his ketones were 7.4 very lucky to be alive
     
  14. No1DeadlyPoison

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    The highest I've been 33.3 on my meter which is the highest it goes. So I was probably over 33.3.
     
  15. Copernicus

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    48 when diagnosed 34 years ago
     
  16. NicoleC1971

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    31 then it is HI which does not allow my meter to calculate a correction bolus.
    The 31 happened after I had my a carby meal of pasta plus half a choc bar (normally practically keto) but obviously failed to get my bolus right. Woke up feeling parched etc., tested and accidentally overdosed resulting in a hypo. Not ideal before leading the 8 am spin class.
    Very annoying when I thought I was getting good at this....
     
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    When I was diagnosed 30 years ago my bag was 72! The doctors were shocked I was still walking. I was young at the time and had no idea what the numbers really meant
    30 years later when I shoot past 14 I feel horrible. I can’t even imagine running that high today
    I can recall a horrible unquenchable thirst and having to urinate 16 times an hour
    Never want to feel that again
     
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    Gosh Princess, hope you're better now, are you a long term type 1 or was this on diagnosis??
     
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    DKA back in 2003.. I was told a few days after I had gained consciousness from coma that levels were off the register and that I should have died.. Thankfully I have never had DKA since..
     
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