Hello! I guess and hope this is the right place to introduce myself. I’m not quite a health nut, but I do feel a lot better about my health and future the more I talk and read about things, so here I am. So many posts here have been immensely helpful to me while lurking, so I hope someday I can be just as helpful back!
I was “diagnosed” almost a year ago, told I was probably Type 1 but put down on the paperwork as Type 2 “for now”. The diagnosis at all was an extremely lucky catch: I’d been mildly concerned about Type 2 diabetes for about 5 years, since it runs in my family and I’d been learning about diabetes and the effects of sugar. I watched my carbs, ranted about sugar to anyone who would listen, etc…and listening to a health podcast one day convinced me to try testing my own BG. I had been pretty ill for about 2 weeks prior, and looking back I think maybe I unconsciously felt like something was wrong. I was craving honey and orange juice, wth? I tested and…finally, almost a year later, my antibody tests are back and I’m confirmed as Type 1.
It’s taking a lot of adjusting to get used to it finally being confirmed and real and not just a suspicion. I still have a hard time just seeing the rest of my life, but I feel motivated to get involved in outreach or fundraising here, which gives me something to focus on at least. I’m really lucky in that my fiance is incredibly supportive through this process–he was always the one with the health issues.
Anyway, it was a ramble, but–hello, and well met!