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Old 02-22-2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy Type 1 diabetic in DKA

im 24 been in DKA for about 8 months now and still fighting it its an on going uphill battle and realy hard on my body loosing lots of weight and no money for any more insulin because my work cut my medicare because im on long term leave for this problem and many others its cauzing if you would like to donate some money to help me through this tough time or simply give a little prayer for me my email on pay pal is yotabeast505@yahoo.com and im takeing donations to pay for Dr bills and insulin and test strips. thank you Yotabeast 505
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for those who don't know what dka is

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I need some info, how long have you been diagnosed as type 1? you say that you have been DKA for 8 months? When i went into ketonacidosis, my kidneys failed within days. Let me just say this, if you or anyone has gone thru kidney failure, the pain is so intense you wish you would just die. There is a reason they put you on a morphine drip when kidneys fail due to DKA.
You have medical ins, correct? If the ins company is refusing to pay for your insulin, i would talk to your endo or call Lilly and get your meds for free
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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so maybe the sever pain im feeling isnt my back going out its my kidnys? i dont have insuarnce anymore because my work put me on long term med leave. been seeing a phyxical theropist for weeks now and its just getting worse..... my lower back hurts so bad i cant stand up or use the bathroom sometimes its unbarable
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I need some info, how long have you been diagnosed as type 1? you say that you have been DKA for 8 months? When i went into ketonacidosis, my kidneys failed within days. Let me just say this, if you or anyone has gone thru kidney failure, the pain is so intense you wish you would just die. There is a reason they put you on a morphine drip when kidneys fail due to DKA.
You have medical ins, correct? If the ins company is refusing to pay for your insulin, i would talk to your endo or call Lilly and get your meds for free
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Deffinitly sounds like kidneys. Does it hurt if you cough in the area of your kidneys?
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You can also pick up ketone test strips at your local pharmacy. They cost about $10 for a vial. Read the instructions, but its simple...pee on the strip, wait , then match the color on the strip to whats on the vial
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:47 PM   #8
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my meter allways says "Ketones!!!" because i dont have anymore insulin to drop my blood sugar and im tired of going to the ER to get it and paying $100 for them to drop my blood sugar from usualy around 900-1200 points.... sucks and i can always tell when it gets that hi because i pee alot and lost about 20lbs over the past 2 weeks.
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You can also pick up ketone test strips at your local pharmacy. They cost about $10 for a vial. Read the instructions, but its simple...pee on the strip, wait , then match the color on the strip to whats on the vial
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:09 PM   #9
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ill do that i dont know if i can find my DD214 form. My grandmother had all my paperwork because she was the worry wart type and she passed away about a month ago also the only family i had she raised me. :'( just trying to make it through this bad part of my life alive! Thankyou to the people that have donated what they could i just need a few more dollers for a month supply of refills. it cost me so much because im on 2 diffrent types of insulin HUMOLOG and LANTIS to drop my Blood sugar levels
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #10
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i went to the ER last night to get it dropped once again on some of the money that was donated. Im back down to about 240 and not eating anything with sugar. its hard and i feel like crap but im open to any sudgestions.
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Dude you need immediate medical help if your testing at 900 or above! Im in my late forties and have had TypeI since I was 25 and never been that high for any long period of time. You got to get to a Hosipital or you will go into a coma! Thats how that Johnson&Johnson hieress died,your only 24 years old get to the emergency room or make an emergency phone call to your Physcian right now! Get under control right now,we'll worry about the cost later,I think I can help you with supplies or find a sponsor. You hear me! Get to a Doctor or Medical Center!
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I went into a diabetic coma when i was your age. When i was admitted to the ER my blood sugar was 1204! Any BS above 250 your at risk for ketones. I started on the insulin pump about 2 years ago and its the closest thing to being normal. My last A1c was 5.8 and i eat what i want.

I cant help with your meds, i use humalog R (fast acting)
Call the makers of the One Touch glucose meter and get a free meter and i can help out with test strips. That wont help much, until you get your sugars under control.

If it comes down to it, apply for Welfare just for the medical. Get your ass back to the ER tho, your playing a deadly hand of cards. When i get home, i will explain my situation in detail for you....
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:30 PM   #12
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some evil laidy sent me an email calling me a fucking moron because i said my blood sugar levels were that high she said u would be dead no questions asked.... here is what she wrote. "
You are a FUCKIN MORON!!!! Please get your facts straight before posting such nonsense!! My husband is a type 1 diabetic and DKA does not last months!!! Sugar readings of 900-1200 will put you six feet under!!!!!!!!! At 600 or above you are in the hospital. Most people die by 700-800. This is so sad that you are such a fuckin waste of human life by faking a serious illness such as DKA just to get some sympathy, fuckin get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" her email is sandywh22@yahoo.com... if you would like to inform her she is incorrect... that would be awsome kinda hurts when im in need and she is bitching me out for it.
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I went into a diabetic coma when i was your age. When i was admitted to the ER my blood sugar was 1204! Any BS above 250 your at risk for ketones. I started on the insulin pump about 2 years ago and its the closest thing to being normal. My last A1c was 5.8 and i eat what i want.

I cant help with your meds, i use humalog R (fast acting)
Call the makers of the One Touch glucose meter and get a free meter and i can help out with test strips. That wont help much, until you get your sugars under control.

If it comes down to it, apply for Welfare just for the medical. Get your ass back to the ER tho, your playing a deadly hand of cards. When i get home, i will explain my situation in detail for you....
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #13
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thanks for all your help guys i will call them monday morning ASAP!
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Like i said before,.i would need more info. When my BS was that high, i was told by my endo i was mins away from being DOA. I dont know how long my sugar was that high. I dont remember much, what i do remember was the pain i was in. I couldnt breathe, or stand up. I was vomiting and thirsty has hell. I spent 3 weeks in ICU and another week in the regular room.
I do find it hard to believe that you have been DKA for that long, but i guess anything is possible. Hell, i was told i shouldnt be alive today.
Was that email sent to you from someone on this forum?
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:28 AM   #15
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i dont know it was an email... but oh well yeah i didnt know i was in DKA because i didnt want to go to the doctor for a long time. i was pissing out everything i drank like 3 min later and then sum and then i couldnt see everything went blurry so i decided to go get glasses and went through 8 pairs of glasses.... kinda sad the eye doc didnt catch it.... thats what i get for going to walmwart eye center lol anyways my aunt came down from texas because she heard and drug my ass to the hospital. i have a very stubborn attitude and i just avoided it for a long long time. but now its hard because i was very idependent and now have to reliy on some insulin to keep me alive... real downer.....
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my lower back hurts so bad i cant stand up or use the bathroom sometimes its unbarable. i went to the ER last night to get it dropped once again on some of the money that was donated. Im back down to about 240 and not eating anything with sugar. its hard and i feel like crap but im open to any sudgestions.
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thanks guys for all ur support and help. but back to the fun stuff when we all going out again!!!! i have a welder if anyone has an open diff they want locked lol
Ummm if you cant stand up to use the bathroom...I would prob stay away from offroading As far as fun stuff goes, how do you have fun when your on the verge of going into a diabetic coma Are you still going to buy those 40" tires b/c I have a friend that might be interested in your 37's


P.S. How much does a pack of cigs run nowadays, or does donated money help with that?
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You really should check out the VA here in Albuquerque. I'm a RN over there and I know there is a person out there in charge of getting veterans enrolled in their system. I'm not sure of his name but I'll get you some info on Tuesday when I go back to work. Even if you only qualify for a small percentage of benefits it is better than nothing. Also if you need to go to the ER again go there it might be cheaper for you.

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David Im really sorry to hear this,Ihave had type 1 since I was 6 now 37 its a tough disease as we all know and I know 1st hand with out insurance to cover meds makes it very difficult, as I do not have insurance.It is very important for your health to to get the insulin that you need, I know in all the above comments they have stated ways to get these,I have to do this as well,1st fill out for financial assistance usally your doc or the hospital can give you the forms,2nd call lilly direct and they will assist you with your medication again just a form to fill out, 3rd contact the diabetes association again a form to fill out and they will assist you.It is way to important with disease to stay in as much control as you can.Obviously dont drink much alcohol,There are other ways to have fun that are natural and dont affect your sugars in a negative way,stay away from simple sugars, eat whole foods,etc, etc. My thoughts and a prayers are with you, take charge call all the people above,keep a positive attitude and good things will come. Every day is a battle in this thing we call life.Peacewww.Lillydiabetes.com
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thanks that realy boosted me up a bit.. and no i cant buy my 40 boggers if im trying to buy meds... i wish i could and would have but maybe if all the paperwork goes through and doesnt get cought up with me because im on workmans comp then if i can get the medication for free ill have money to eat and buy boggers in a few months? lol but again thanks alot guys you have all been a great help and an insperation.
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David Im really sorry to hear this,Ihave had type 1 since I was 6 now 37 its a tough disease as we all know and I know 1st hand with out insurance to cover meds makes it very difficult, as I do not have insurance.It is very important for your health to to get the insulin that you need, I know in all the above comments they have stated ways to get these,I have to do this as well,1st fill out for financial assistance usally your doc or the hospital can give you the forms,2nd call lilly direct and they will assist you with your medication again just a form to fill out, 3rd contact the diabetes association again a form to fill out and they will assist you.It is way to important with disease to stay in as much control as you can.Obviously dont drink much alcohol,There are other ways to have fun that are natural and dont affect your sugars in a negative way,stay away from simple sugars, eat whole foods,etc, etc. My thoughts and a prayers are with you, take charge call all the people above,keep a positive attitude and good things will come. Every day is a battle in this thing we call life.Peacewww.Lillydiabetes.com
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