I have not been on this site for a very long time. This past year has been a huge challenge for me.
I started working again and it was really taking a toll on me. The moment I got home I needed to sleep. I would get up around 8pm, have dinner and back to bed I went. I was drained every day. The days I had off, was spent sleeping, only interrupted by bathroom breaks and food.
This is no way to live.
Since moving back to Alberta from BC, I finally have a diabetes team that knows what they are doing.
I was misdiagnosed as a type 2 about 8 years ago. Reality was I had LADA and have had it most of my life. Due to the late diagnosis, my pancreas has completely shut down and am now classified as a type 1.
I have changed my diet to a gluten free one and I must say, as difficult as it is to eat this way, I have felt improvement. I am not so tired anymore. I was tested for celiac, but it was negative. That being said, I do feel much better now so I will continue this diet lifestyle.
My new endo also is going to put me on a pump. Just waiting for the paperwork to go through so I should be having one in a month or so.
My goal for this year is to get back into shape. Although I am not overweight, I have lost muscle tone and am flabby due to sleeping so much this past year and a half.
My D.A.D(diabetic alert service dog) has been a blessing and has helped me not only to stay alive but it sure helps with the depression as well.
So with the pump, it should be safer for me, easier for me to reach my goals. At least that's what everyone tells me.