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Keya's diabetes and gastroparesis

Organized by: shakeya morrison

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I have been a diabetic every since I been 7 years old living in Tallahassee FL. I'm now 23 years old in between that time I been in and out the hospital. I was diagnosed with type 1 insulin dependent. I almost lost my life several times, so my mom moved closer to home with her family to help take care of me. My mom did the best she could do by taking care of me . For several years I was doing good until I got in high school.  Then I started getting migraine headaches,back start hurting sugars go high and throwing up all the time. Doctor's was saying I just wasn't taking care of my diabetes. That wasn't the reason because I was doing the same thing like I was for years. I started losing weight and because I had Medicaid the hospital released me because my insurance wouldn't cover me after certain amount of days in the hospital. The next few days i went back in the hospital for the same thing keep throwing up and one of the student intern said he think I might have gastroparesis,when they admitted me they said it's just uncontrolled diabetes. When the hospital released me my mom took me to another hospital because I was still sick. When she took me to another hospital I was in there for 2 weeks. I was going to doctor's once a week trying to find out what all was wrong with me. I was in so many diabetic ketoacidosis known as DKA where I didn't even know I was in this world wearing diapers in the hospital. They told my mom they was going to put me on a feeding tube, I told my mom to please find out other solution. My mom always had a job and her boss was good to me and her and very understanding and stuck beside my mom if she needed anything. My mom found on website about pacemaker for my condition and told my doctor about it. The doctors talked and instead of the tube feeding I got the pacemaker in my stomach. I owe my life not only to the doctor that listened to my mom but to God. This doctor listened and got me the help I needed. Not only I'm a diabetic but I was diagnosed with brain tumor,gastroparesis,scoliosis,hyperglycemic and kidney problems. The reason I'm doing this fund because I was just diagnosed with hypoglycemic 3 months ago and I all most lost my life several times. My dad found me in my room unresponsive,cold as ice forming from the mouth my sugar was 30. I'm trying to raise money for a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, glucose watch and supplies for 1-2 yrs. My mom got me a reliable car and she make monthly payments for me. I'm raising money so she don't have to worry about my payments anymore. She got me a reliable car to go back and forth to doctor visits because a lot of my doctors out of town.


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