In The Nick of Time.Fatigue
Increased respiration rate.
Worsening abdominal pain.
Unable to move.
Faster respiratory rate.
Excruciating abdominal pain.
Gasping for air.
Hurts to breath.
Eye swell closed.
Shallow, labored respiration. <~~~This is where I was diagnosed.
Head too heavy to lift.
Asleep. <~~~ This is where I was only TWO HOURS later when they finally got an IV in me to give me insulin. My veins were almost non-existent, due to extreme dehydration that comes with DKA.
Diabetic Ketone Acidosis (DKA). Inevitably this is what will happen if your body doesn't produce insulin and you are unable to access medical intervention in time. It can happen very slowly or things can go downhill very quickly. Suffering is always part of process, and the end result is NEVER survival.
Somewhere today a child will succumb to Type 1 Diabetes because their family cannot access the insulin he or she needs to survive.
Please pray for this child's comfort....the broken hearted family....the turmoil that will be left behind. Pray for the situation. Pray that someone, somewhere, somehow can get insulin to these innocent children in time. Pray that they'll be able to continue accessing it in order to keep their child alive.Say BIG PRAYERS. It's a BIG PROBLEM.And then, please pray for Candy Hearts and the journey that begins unfolding on
Saturday, February 12, 2011
What getting high means to me
I am reposting this from Wendy at Candy Hearts. It is a real, serious problem for all Type 1 diabetics. Luckily, I have insulin to help keep this from happening, but so many people out there do not. Children and adults DIE every day because they do not have access to life saving insulin. We can help.