I Kept Having to Get Up at Night to Urinate

"My son thought I was sleepwalking" (:45)
Deborah has a family history of diabetes. But she didn't know her frequent urination was a sign she had it too.

Deborah has a family history of type 2 diabetes. When she was a child, her grandmother had amputations, but no one talked about it. When Deborah was in her early 50s, she began to experience frequent urination. However, she didn't know it was a sign that she had developed diabetes too. Eventually her blood sugar was so high, she landed in the hospitals intensive care unit in a diabetic coma. High blood sugar thats left untreated can cause diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome; both are life threatening.

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