I’m admittedly stubborn when it comes to going to the doctor and am sure it stems from years at Children’s Hospital. When I scraped myself together yesterday and headed to Urgent Care, I was prepared for the worst. I’ve had a hacking cough for 5+ days, but the previous two days included dizziness, nausea and exhaustion. I attempted to get out of bed on Saturday afternoon, yes afternoon, and almost tipped over because my equilibrium was off and then I threw up. BOOOOO.
I was unable to eat much on Saturday and tested my blood sugar often, in fear of a serious low. That was not the case at all, my blood sugar was over 200 for most of the day, which made me think my body was fighting an infection. As a T1D, it is pretty common to self diagnose, but I was willing to relinquish all control to find out what was going on. (more…)