During the Christmas holidays, I was diagnosed as a Type-1 Diabetic.
This is after several weeks of strange (but now understandable) symptoms,
including enormous thirst (that couldn’t be satiated, no matter how much liquid I drank), blurred vision (to the point where I couldn’t read the street signs, even when on top of them!) and being very tired, from morning til night…
My wife decided to bring me in to our family doctor on the 28th of December, even though I was not convinced I needed to go. He took one look at me, and ordered both blood and urine samples, which quickly came back with super high sugar levels, and slight Ketones.
He told me it was a good thing my wife brought me in when she did, otherwise I’d have probably gone into shock. He immediately prescribed daily insulin shots, one before meals, and once before I sleep.
The regimen includes 3 - 4 units of Novolog, injected with a FlexPen, and they are really cool, using simple/tiny needles. The night regimen is 15 units, again injected.
Now I’m a lot better, and after getting to know Type-1 diabetes more intimately, I’m getting used to the idea that I need to take insulin shots 3 times a day before meals, and one long lasting 15 unit shot before bed for nighttime coverage. For the rest of my life.
Counting carbs is something new for me, and since I’m meeting a dietician this week (Tuesday) I hope to learn a lot more about balancing what I eat, and how I exercise, all to keep the levels stable.
I’d be interested in chatting with others who have what I have, and have been able to lead a somewhat normal life continuing to work as an inspector?
And for all my friends just now finding out about this, I apologize for being so lazy to get the word out.
I just did not have the strength to get online during the last few weeks, and update everyone.