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I have type 1 diabetes. My blood sugar went from 577 to

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I have type 1...

I have type 1 diabetes. My blood sugar went from 577 to HI multiple times over the last hour. I have never really been this high before and I'm starting to feel heavy/tingly/sick. I have taken insulin. Should I contact emergency help?

Doctor's Assistant: In general, how has your health been lately?

I started using an insulin pump (Omnipod) recently and my numbers have been Ok to

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Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

Associated symptoms of fatigue, thirst, excess urination, or blurry vision?

How many units of Insulin have you taken last time and when have you taken?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
thirst, urination, fatigue--feeling heavy, tingly, a little numb, nausea; I took 4.4 units when it was 577. I took 3.6 units when it was HI, based on the suggest bolus on my insulin pod.
Doctor: Dr.Anil, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, I would strongly recommend visiting an emergency room.

As such high blood sugar levels suggest a possibility of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from pump malfunction or absorption problems.

You may require prompt management after checking for Ketones in urine.

Don't consider a wait and watch approach as you are having symptoms.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

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