Hi everyone, a new question I thought of here.
Some of you know my story but here is a shortened version for those who don’t - I was diagnosed with DKA so severe that I was nearly comatose, blood sugars at 41mmol (720mg/dl) and an A1c of 13.9 three and a half months ago. I was obviously immediately put on insulin because a c-peptide test revealed that my pancreas had zero function. I can’t remember how much the dosage was, but it was pretty high. I also had the classic textbook symptoms of diabetes - weight loss (lost 10-12kg in total), extreme thirst, frequent urination, and a few days before I got rushed to emergency, abdominal cramps, a bad sore throat and an yeast infection gone wrong (ie: some bacteria attacked my flesh and I had surgery to get it removed).
Since then, I’ve had my insulin dosage cut several times and currently I take 20 units of Humulin 30/70 insulin a day. It’s not the most current regime there is, but it has been keeping my sugars under good control - my most recent A1C was 5.4, that’s proof.
Could the cut in my insulin dosage mean that I’m producing some insulin on my own and therefore qualified to be a T2? But I don’t know if I show signs of insulin resistance. Is 20 units of insulin a day quite a lot?\
I don’t experience much of the highs and lows that many Type 1s experience, leading me to suspect T2.
Anyway I got sent for another c-peptide test and I’ll be getting the results next week. I am wondering, is it possible for the pancreas to actually recover and produce some insulin on its own after such a great, huge shock to the body system?
And how many T2 diabetics actually get DKA upon diagnosis? I know it’s possible but extremely rare.
I think this might be just one of the times when my diabetes medical mystery saga gets to me. But any potential answers to my questions are very much appreciated…thanks guys!