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Type 1 diabetes and low blood sugar

Hi there…

I was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic about 1 year ago at the age of 13.

I am managing it quite well but I had high ketones last month. I was in ICU for a week.

Now, I have had really low sugar for the past few days. It doesn’t pick up. My lowest was 1.2 on Tuesday. 
I drank Coke and ate chocolate, nothing helped…

Has this happened to you before? What did you do?

Please help.

– Ane

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2 Comments

  1. Marita Marita

    Hi Linda
    If the pain is in the centre of your heel and feels a bit like a spike being pushed up, it is not necessarily due to diabetes, but has more to do with what is happening to your feet. I have for years being wearing an orthotic insert in my shoe which completely takes away the pain. Ask your doctor for a referral or look for someone in your town who rents crutches and wheelchairs, they will generally be able to direct you.
    If I can help you in any way, you can contact me on mitchellm@ukzn.ac.za.
    Good luck,
    Marita

  2. Clint Clint

    What were your sugar readings when you had high ketones ? it appears to me that your insulin injection dosage is to much….ask your doctor to possibly adjust it.

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