I am Hyperglycemic.
What is Hyperglycemia?
It basically means that I have HIGH BLOOD GLUCOSE (or blood sugar). My body either doesn't have enough insulin and/or it can't use it properly.
When my blood sugar is out of whack, I pass out. How is it out of whack? It's used to being SO HIGH, that when it drops... I DROP.
Everything gets spotty, and sparkly... My limbs feel heavy.. and I pass out.
Unless: I take a glucose tab. And that helps to spike my sugar enough to bring me back to the land of the living.
Since I have regulated my food, and I have been exercising more.. I really haven't had any symptoms.
It's been awesome.
But, for some reason last night... my body decided (at 2 a.m.) mind you, that it was time to have an "attack"....
And, it was a sneak attack. No lie.
Normally, I wake up, and I am all sparkly and heavy... and completely aware of what I have to do.
This morning? I woke up thinking I had a fever. So, I stripped down... trying to get cool... I felt nauseous...
Still felt awful, I leaned over to grab my water bottle... And that's when I felt it.. in the back of my head... the heavy sparkly feeling... I knew it was coming... It was just hiding in the periphery.
SO I got dressed again.
SO I got dressed again.
Which needed to happen:
- if I was going to pass out, it was not going to be naked... for someone (like my dad or emry) to find me.
- I am not comfortable walking around naked in ANY situations.
It was as if I couldn't get to my glucose tabs fast enough. And they were 10 feet away in the kitchen.
I got to them. And couldn't open the container.. and basically slid down to the floor, trying to get one in my mouth before black out.
I did. But, since I was so far into the episode, I had no saliva....
I passed out until my emergency insulin kicked in.
And saliva was produced... allowing the glucose tab to break in my system... bringing me back.
It was scary.
I was on the floor, for about 30 minutes... Everyone was asleep... no one knew... But, the cats... The cats were right next to me when I came to.
Why because what I experienced was very mild: Ketoacidosis
Ketoacidosis is life-threatening and needs immediate treatment. Symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Breath that smells fruity
- Nausea and vomiting
- Very dry mouth
The very dry mouth, the nausea... and I don't know about the other two...
But, my doctor and I are going to talk about it.
I've been dealing with Hyperglycemia since I was... oh around 11?
And... this being the first episode that I've had in a long while and by far the worst...
So that's me...
How's your Friday?