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So first let  me say, wow, two journals within one week!

Okay so if you know me, you would know that I have type 1 diabetes, different from the more common type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, to say simply, is when one's pancreas, for unknown reasons, stops producing insulin. Insulin is the substance that flows through your blood system when you consume sugar to keep your blood glucose (blood sugar) numbers steady and stay generally around the number 100. Low blood sugar means that I would need to consume sugar immediately to rise my numbers back up to steady number. If my numbers fall to low, typical lower than 50, I could pass out and if I am not treated immediately, I could fall into a coma or even die. High blood sugar could lead to ketoacidosis in extreme cases. Ketoacidosis takes a physical toll on your body. It causes frequent urination, dry skin, blurry vision, headache, along with other symptoms. Ketoacidosis, in extreme cases, may also lead to coma. 
Type 2 diabetes, although I do not know about completely, is typically caused by one's own unhealthy eating habits that take to much of a toll on one's pancreas. 

So what happened to me recently is that my insulin pump (my small machine that delivers insulin into my body instead of a syringe and needle) site came out of my skin without me knowing so. During this time, I was eating an abnormal amount of sugar (for myself) and no insulin was running through my body to keep the crazy amounts of sugar in my blood lowered. I was worried when I checked my blood sugar before I went to bed and my meter couldn't even read a number, it just said HIGH. I worried that I still had sugar on my hands so I ran into the bathroom to check my blood sugar and check again. Even though I rewashed my hands, my meter still read HIGH. I didn't know what to do and was scared to tell my mother so I just put in my pump as my blood sugar as the highest number possible that my pump would allow, 600. I set a timer to go off in an hour so I could allow insulin to sink into my system and check again to see if my numbers went down. After the hour had passed, I felt like I had low blood sugar, but my numbers were still very high. Another hour later I felt shaky again but I still had high blood sugar. In the morning, 8 AM, I felt physically ill. I couldn't sleep despite getting to bed at 4 AM, four hours. I went in and out of sleep for the next three hours and waited for someone to come downstairs to help me. My sister came down and I told her to get my mom because I felt sick. My mom came down and I told her what had happened. I checked my blood sugar and it was still high and I checked my ketones to see how much sugar was in my system to cause ketoacidosis. I had the highest amour that the strip could read. My mom talked on the phone for an hour to the nurse and my sister got me water. I ended up vomiting and only eating/ cucumbers and tea.
I'm finally feeling better, but I can't eat anything with too much sugar to keep my cumbers stable. 

I don't know if I will be able to go to :galaxyseernumber9: 's party thing tomorrow or not but if I feel up to it I can visit that party. I hope that I can attend and sleepover, just watch my amount of sugar, but idk. 

Sorry for that rant and education and all that crap, but I just need to vent.


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Grace Kathryn
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United States
Drawing, sketching, and doodling are my passion. I will be honest, I don't upload very often because I get scared to start new projects and I take some time to draw, saying that I'm a major perfectionist and procrastinator.
But anyways, I am completely obsessed with Adventure Time and other stuff.

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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks SO much for the Watch! Much appreciated! :huggle:
paintedpandas128 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Artist
No problem! I love your repaints, especially of the Monster High dolls. 
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Thanks for the fav! it means a lot
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thank you for the fave! :)
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Thank you so much for the faves!
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Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :D
Mad42Sam Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Thank you for the fav :)
Spencey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thanks.  You know why.
DegasClover Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: on David's 10th!!!
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