Last year around this time, I went to the emergency room. I was feeling ill for a long time. However, this day was different. After a CAT scan, blood and urine, the doctor came charging in and told me my sodium level was over a thousand. While he was talking to me, a nurse came in and whispered in his ear. He looked as if he was going to fall off the chair. He looked at me and said there was no way he was letting me go. My blood sugar was 1090. He could not believe I was not in a coma or dead. Nor could he understand how I was able to carry on a coherent conversation.