I think I haven't opened my own thread here yet, although I find you people here most helpful (compared to other forums), by far.
I've been diagnosed with diabetes in June 2013, after going to my GP for reactive hypos (which I've had since I was 12, but became more frequent last year). She sent me to do OGTT which came back in "full blown" diabetes range (although my fasting level was just below prediabetic - 5.4 or 5.5 [98mg], my posprandial was around 12mmol (216mg) - TWICE). My a1c was 5.5% and 5.4% first two times.
Being 24 at the time, having normal lipids, blood pressure, weight (although I've gained about 16 pounds now and my BMI is just a bit above normal range, first time in my life) my GP was smart enough to send me to other doctors/endos.
After some time, they did test my autoantibodies, and one of them, IAA, came back positive (but NOT GAD as I usually hear.. ?).
My new(est) endo diagnosed me with "slow onset type 1", said to keep testing few times a month (said I must come back immidieately if my sugars get bad suddenly, although it wasn't established what that means), and told me to keep up with the "diet and exercise" regime. That was in april and my latest a1c was 5,9. She set my next appointment in October and sent me off.
Later on, I asked my GP what does it mean to "have my sugars really bad". She said that would be having sugars above 270mg (15mmol) and not coming down. That hasn't happened yet.
BUT - in these few months, my sugars are getting worse and worse. I still get occasional reactive hypo too, although they became much less frequent.
My readings are now regulary above 7 (126mg) even in the morning. Just this morning, I've figured out that my reading was 7,3 (131mg) although before I went to sleep it was 5,6 (101mg). That wasn't happening until now. My postprandials are now above 10 (180) about half of the time and I hit new "records" more often (my newest was 13,7 - 247mg a day before yesterday). The average reading for 90 days is supposedly about 7,5 which already accounts for a1c of about 6,5% I think?
Anyway, after all this writing, do you think I should contact my GP (it's hard to get a hold of my endo..)? That's a bit hard to do right now, because I'm away for work until mid-september. Also, do you think these numbers are insulin-worthy already? I mean, I often hear you people "recommend" it at even lower numbers. I'm just not sure my endo would be up for it.
How early did you people start with insulin (if you werent in ketoacidosis already at diagnosis, that is..)?