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embarassed but need some input, diabeties and herpes.

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  • Posted By: MareeK
  • September 18, 2011
  • 04:49 PM

Hello all (and isn't this a lovely way to introduce myself to a new group of people *blush* )

Brief back gound - 27 years ago I was date raped, I was left with two permanent reminders, a son and genital herpes. (the son is very much loved - the herpes, not so much)

11 years later I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and have to inject 5 times a day (on the good days, bad days it is every two hrs)

I have frequent hospital admissions due to extremely high blood sugars (DKA - Diabetic KetoAcidosis) I wound up dead once but was obviously resusitated.

Because of the amounts of fluids they put into me they use a cathater (can we just take it as read that spelling is not my strong suit) the problem is the last few times I have ended up with a herpes attack thankfully not visible at the time. No one has ever known about the herpes until about 3 hours ago when I decided after 27 years that the night nurse looking after me was the one to talk to.

I am not sure if the DKA's and subsequent cathaters are causing the herpes or if the herpes is causing the DKA's, the blister usually appears after about the 2nd or 3rd day, I'm not sure how long before the blister appears that your body starts to fight it. Any virus or bacteria will put me in hospital, I had a cold last week and have been in hospital for the last 4 days but hope to go home tomorrow, tuesday for sure.

I'm sure is long and rambling but I hope it makes some sort of sense, does anyone know about the herpes cycle and are their any other diabetics who have it too? does it affect your Blood glucose? do high blood glucose levels trigger an attack?

It is almost 5am and if I can I would love to have some feedback before the dr's arrive so I have some idea what is going on and am able to ask intelligent questions and get the answers I need, I'm so tired and stressed out (and I dislike psycho babble and I'm sorry to use it) I don't even know what questions I should be asking.

thank you for "listening"

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