I was diagnosed in June 2018. In May I caught the flu and was really ill for 2 weeks. After that I started getting strange symptoms. I was peeing all the time, I got yeast infections and I was hungry and thirsty all the time. I lost 25 lbs while stuffing my face.
My rheumatologist ordered a battery of tests and my fasting BG was 13, my A1C was 9 and my urine glucose was 500 plus. When the receptionist called me I was in denial- I told her I wanted a retest. I went to see my primary physician and he referred me to an endocrinologist and a diabetic clinic.
I was not able to get in to the clinic for over 3 months so I was left to my own devices until I could get an appointment. As I have hypothyroidism and inflammatory arthritis they were concerned about type 1 diabetes. When I got to the clinic they put me on a very restricted diet which I hated, I was hungry all the time and ate very little to keep my BG reasonable. I was put on Metformin and it helped a little but not how they hoped it would.
I saw the endocrinologist in November and he ordered more tests and told me to add more carbs to my diet and test frequently and if my blood glucose would not stay stable that I would need insulin. I have since normalized my carbs ( not back to what I used to eat but more than I had been eating) my sugars bounce up after I eat and also in the morning. I go back to my doctor this week and show him my records. If he thinks my BG is too high he will call the endocrinologist and discuss adding basal insulin. I have lost 10 more lbs, am still having blurred vision and I have increased protein in my urine.
I hope they get the insulin started before Christmas but I do not know what they will do as my doctor will be away the last 2 weeks of December. I am tired of feeling like crap and being unable to even eat a basic breakfast without my sugars going from 10.2 to. 16.5.
My second A1C was down to 6.5 but that was on a starvation diet. I know it will be back up now that I am eating more. I am struggling with the diagnosis, I do not want to be diabetic. I hate it!
I hope you find answers soon!