I am a 41 year old recently experiencing gradual loss of energy over the past year. two months ago it became significant as a weakness in my arms and legs that would come and go, especially as I was jogging. A routine bloodtest showed a fasting glucose of 136. A second test - glucose 2 hour test on a different day showed 88 before and after. It was dismissed, but I started to feel acutely dizzy or tired after some meals. Note, I was eating less than 20g carbs/meal and gluten free. The GAD autoantibody test came back at 26 (high). All other tests were normal or borderline. I started testing my glucose levels and daily they range between 100-150. Rarely do they do below. Sometimes they go down hour after meals but most times only slightly.
My doc is dragging on and on and I feel barely functional. Still waiting on C peptide results. So I suspect LADA, but I want to know from others…should I expect to get some kind of insulin or medicine that will stabalize the extreme weakness feelings? The endo doctor seems a little unsure about the weakness feeling and advised seeing a rheumatologist. I guess I am looking to know if anyone else experienced what I am feeling. I know I am super sensitive to side effects of medications and changes in my body, so I am wondering if this is just my body’s way of screaming that something is wrong?