When I was in my late 20’s I was diagnosed as a Type 2. No tests were ever given but I guess they just assumed because of my age. Was not overweight at all and was in pretty good shape so it never made sense to me. After being prescribed some meds that made me feel even worse I demanded to be put on insulin which immediately made me feel ‘normal’ again. For the past 20 years doctors have always pushed me to exercise more, eat better (which I already was doing), and would always try to get me off insulin and to take meds, basically making me feel like this was something I could do something about. I always told them I don’t think I’m T2 but you can’t tell a doctor a damn thing, they think they know it all.
Finally decided to look into getting a pump and the insurance required a C-peptide test, which finally my doc agreed to do. He also gave me tests for antibodies. Sure enough my c-peptide was <0.1 ng/mL and I had way high GAD65 antibodies. I am actually relieved. I highly suspected this all along and there is no doubt the medical community has a bias against T2’s, they act like it’s your own fault.
Just thought I’d vent.