I’m awed that people dealt with diabetes before the internet. I would probably be dead but for all of the info available on blogs and forums.
If you read my earlier post, I have finally transitioned to MDI (didn’t know what that meant 4 years ago…) as of Monday a week ago, at my request. And so far, so good!
I love not jumping into high numbers after I eat. I love feeling better. I love knowing that I am taking better care of ME.
Four years ago, when I saw the Endo, he said, “You’re probably LADA, not a type 2.” But I was dx’d t2 and treated t2. The more I read, the more I thought that I was not a t2. When I asked about the GAD test (Glutamic Acid Decarboxy) or ICA (Islet Cell Antibody), I was told that it wouldn’t make any difference in my treatment, so there was no need to do the tests.
Last week I saw a CDE at a new Endo’s office and the tests were ordered. The GAD is “high,” the ICA was not an issue. The new office now says, “You have Type 1.” I’d done the carb thing, exercise thing, every thing and it wasn’t working. It was extremely discouraging.
The injections are not that bad – doing the math is harder (hee, hee).
So now I’m doing the basal/bolus thing – didn’t know what that meant 4 years ago either!
Today, we had pizza at work. I knew ahead of time and had checked out what to do – did it – and the BG a couple of hours later wasn’t that bad. YAY me! And YAY all of you for posting and writing about how to handle pizza, bagels and other foods.
Still cold and rainy up here in NH. Next week is “Bike Week.” Thousands and thousands of bikers will be here to enjoy the mountains and lakes. It’s noisy but fun.