I am sad to report that I had my first experience with DKA this past week. I had the stomach flu which caused my numbers to get out of control and before I knew it I was in the ICU! Super scary but I am on the mend.
I have a few questions and was hoping someone on here might have some better insight....
first, is it normal that I am retaining a TON of water now (a week later)? My stomach is extremely distended and my legs and ankles are swollen. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
second, my vision is totally blurred and has been for over a week! My sugers are in very good control right now and I heard that is could be a side effect of the DKA....?? I have an appointment with an optimologist tomorrow, but it has been very nerve racking!!
Third, I have had a headache that has not stopped since I first checked into the hospital last week! Is this another side effect that sounds familiar to anyone?
Lastly, any post DKA advice that you have to offer would be sooooo appreciated! Basically, I am trying to take it easy, drink lots of fluids and maintain awesome sugar control....
Thanks for all the suport!