Half way through April I started to have less of an appetite and my sugars were a bit troublesome. I figured this was because I was still trying to figure out loop, I had only started a couple of weeks before. Luckily I don’t get sick often, I’ll have a bad cold or mild flu symptoms but usually nothing that keeps me in bed for more than a few days. During a visit to my parents I started to feel quite bad, I barely wanted to eat, was exhausted and I was cold all the time. Once I got home it just got worse and after 1.5 days in bed my husband forced me to visit the doctor. By this time it was so bad I couldn’t even walk  there on my own (it’s only a couple hundred meters) and my husband had to support me. Once we made it to the waiting area, sitting in a chair was too much. My whole body was shivering, my muscles felt like they were on fire, I was so incredibly cold, it was one of the few moments in our relationship where I saw my husband look truly worried about me. 

They let me rest on a bed, hooked me up to an IV with fluids and pain medication and gave me a prescription for antibiotics. Somewhere they asked me if there was a chance I could be pregnant but we didn’t even think about answering this with a maybe. Pregnancy was so far from our minds at that moment. It took 1.5 days of sugars between 200-360 mg/dl (11-20 mmol/L), an x-ray and a week’s worth of medication but then I finally was back to normal. With the exception of a lack of appetite and exhaustion. Here I was thinking loop did such a good job since I was back in range after 1.5 days, cruised around 200 mg/dl (11 mmol/L) for most of the day with only a few spikes to 360 mg/dl (20 mmol/L) and only a couple of weeks of experience. It took two weeks for me to get better after which I was still exhausted and had a lack of appetite but I figured this was because I was still healing. We didn’t know until a couple more weeks…