Ok so for the yast few months, I was feeling kinda crappy. Light headed, dizzy, But I just thought it was because of lack of sleep, and stress from school. I know I should have known better being a second year BSN. I explained the thirstyness as a dry enviroment, and the urinating from drinking lots because of the dry enviroment. you would think I would know better and see a doctor, or at least told someone.
Well I get up nice and early for clinical (but kinda late) So to be ontime I decide to stip breaky, the day gets kinda hecktic so I decide to stip my break. As the day continued I started to feel crappy, but I didn't have time for a headache, i thought the sweating was because I was working hard, amd week=too tired.
I guess I through myself into hypoglycemia. I was talking to a pt and relised I had to leave, by the time I got to the nurses station I had no idea what was going on. I'm glad The amazing nurses saw me. I proceeded to pass out on the hospital floor (i barely like my shoes on that floor). Not much idea what happened from there to downstairs in the ER where I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
I though that that was the kinda thing you find out when you are a kid...NOT 20.
I'm learning how to manage this, not that I needed another thing to add to teh stress of school and being so far from home. I think I'm well on my way to managing this. And I start back in clinical tomorrow, SO i better be managed, because kissing the hospital floor once is too many.
Thanx for letting me rant
Mar 28, '05
Age 30 is generally
where the usual cut off for type I is.
Oh and yes you really should think about getting a pump!
They are ggggrrrreat!!!:roll
The other thing I wanted to say is that type I diabetes is not that bad...maybe I feel that way because I've had it for so long...but if I had to pick a disease it would be type I diabetes. Good Management and tight control will keep you well.
You know there's this lady in my class that did a finger stick on herself (the day we were in lab). Her blood sugar was really high. So she went across the street to the hospital after the instructor urged her to and she was diagnosed with Type II. It seems like nursing school is the place for finding out our own problems and issues.
Last edit by abundantjoy07 on Mar 28, '05