posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 02:33 PM
I was diagnosed about 5 months ago after a very long month. I had actually had a tooth infection that required some major medication to get rid of,
and I had assumed the extreme thirst, 103 fever, increased craving for sugar (I almost never eat sweet things) and the fact that my appetite had
increased significantly while still losing 20 pounds in a month was related to the antibiotics at first.
During that month, according to my doctor, the only reason I hadn't gone into a coma was because I was drinking between 6 and 7 gallons of water a
day. The month is pretty much a blur to me, as it was rather difficult to even think.
Now here I am, and I've gotten used to it. Thankfully, I'm on Exubera, which is an inhalant form of insulin, so I don't have to stab myself to eat.
Still have to take the blood sugar readings, though. When I first got it, I stopped working out completely since I would be out of energy driving,
much less walking to my car, so running was completely out. Now that I've started to work out again, the insulin is a lot more effective, which is
causing problems because I keep going into shock with a normal meal.
It's a change of some habits, but most of those habits I didn't like, anyway, so this was just an added reason to stop.