About two months ago I was diagnosed with a Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumor on my stomach. I had surgery to remove it almost exactly 30
I have been a type 1 diabetic for approximately 10 years. When they reviewed previous CT scans, they concluded that I had had the tumor for at least 10 years.
I have had excellent control with MDI and pretty consistent blood sugar testing. A1c has never been above 6.4 and has been as low as 5.2.
The reason for my post is that about a week or so ago I noticed that my Blood sugars have been going down even though I cut my ratio from 12:1 to 24:1. This is because I didn’t want to find myself going low and not being able to keep down a correction (vomiting has been a side effect of the surgery). So, to play it safe I adjusted my insulin to carb ratio.
My food intake has been low due to surgery but I have been eating carbs. I was still going low. So, I stopped taking my Humalog when I ate and monitored my blood sugars. They still went low. Three nights ago I stopped taking my Lantus to see what affect it might have on my blood sugar.
I did not do this without reservation as I have been extremely diligent in my management of my diabetes and figured if my blood sugars started going up I could adjust with Humalog and restart my Lantus. However I did not want to go low in the middle of the night while I was asleep. So I weaned off the Humalog and Lantus.
So three days without Lantus and five or so days without Humalog and my blood sugars have been 90-146 (post meal). Crazy.
I just had a meal with about 70-80 Carbs. No insulin taken. Tested one hour after and I was 136. Two hours later was 124.
This really has me stumped. I am going to set an appointment with my Endocrinologist ASAP but wanted to ask the group if anyone else has experienced something like this.
My body is behaving like I don’t have Type 1 anymore. The GIST tumor showed up about when my Type 1 did. I was thinking that
In response to the tumor my body attacked it and those same things Attacked my Islet Cells? And now that the tumor is gone they are no longer needed and my Beta Islet cells are able to multiply and create insulin.
Crazy theory. It was curious if anyone else experienced something like this or have heard of it.