Wanted to introduce myself. Although the profile says I have T2DM, that is not quite right. I really don’t know how to classify myself yet. In 2001 I was given an OGTT. The one hour was 202 and the 2 hour result was 158. I was told this was not a problem and all I had was insulin resistance and not diabetes. Like a fool, I believed the doctors. I have had a fasting blood sugar done once more and it was 101 - again I was told not to be concerned.
Recently I started testing my own blood sugars and have found that my pp readings are elevated. How high I am not sure as three different meters give me three different answers with a range of 30-40points difference. I am not sure what to think.
I did a A1C and it was 6 - again my PCP told me “this is normal and you do not need treatment” He did not ask about my diet. I don’t eat a typical, high carb diet. I am gluten free and don’t eat many grain products at all. I feel better without all grains and sugars.
I have found a new PCP and because of the OGTT, two sisters with T1DM and history of heart disease - had bypass 8 yrs ago - he is willing to test me for LADA and explore the possibiltiy that I do indeed have diabetes. I will take my meters with me to find out which one I can trust - if any.
So I wanted to say “Hi” and I may have questions for you as I go though testing.