I have not been here in quite some time. Since my diagnosis in Jan/2013 I have purposely been restricting my insulin because I discovered I would lose weight. Well it just recently almost cost me my life. I was admitted into hospital 2 and a half weeks ago with DK. My potassium levels were critically low at 2.3 and my A1c came back at 14. I was also experiencing extreme chest pains. Since being released I have been taking my insulin and my levels have been generally between 5.3 and 8 however I am still experiencing the chest pains especially when I take my insulin before meals and my night insulin. I was told that taking insulin while having low potassium can result in cardiac arrest. My fear is that if my potassium is low taking my insulin could cause the cardiac arrest but on the other hand if I stop taking my insulin I potentially risk the same thing. I'm trying to eat foods that are high in potassium but nothing seems to be helping. Has anyone experienced this?? Any advice??
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