I have had diabetes for about 6 years, as a side effect of medication for bipolar disorder. I have had absolutely crappy care from ALL doctors since then, so last year I just plain fired them all, gave up meds for both, and well, I just gave up.
In the beginning I was told exercise and diet...eventually I was put on Metformin because my fasting sugars were in the 200 range. 1000 mg 2x a day did not bring that down, so they added another glim-something drug, which made me crash several times a day, but I still had high fasting numbers. Took me off that. My A1C's were always 5.4 or so, so then they told me I did not have diabetes. I could not get serious help.
We lost our insurance due to the economy hitting us hard, and so I found a community clinic. Great doctor, and he listened. He put me on a tiny dose of Glimeperide with the Metformin, telling me he thought that would take care of the crashes. I still crashed. So then he put me on Victoza, and I became extremely ill, but he just lowered the dose. Still ill, and I could not get a call back. I just gave up. I quit taking care of myself completely.
Fast forward to about a month ago, and I found bloodsugar101.com, which led me here. I started monitoring again, and I started taking the Metformin I had left at bedtime, because my fasting sugars were about 125-140. I am exercising again, and I am eating low carb (mostly). I called the clinic and made an appointment. I have a different doctor this time, and I see her on Tuesday. I want to be ready, and aggressive in my care.
My fasting sugars are about 110 now, but that is not low enough. What happens to me when I eat breakfast is that my sugars drop. I do not understand it. I wake up with a FS of 110, I eat breakfast, check an hour later, and my BS is 86. This has been a steady phenomenon for me all these years, and I can not get a doctor to believe me, even when they look at my log. So they add the extra meds, and then I crash.
I mostly have normal sugars during the day, unless I cheat and eat a cookie, which I try not to do. But I need those FS readings to come down without crashing me the rest of the day. I just took a home test A1C because I was really worried, and I tested 6.0. I don't know how reliable those are though.
Does anyone have any experience with this, or any ideas that I can take to the doctor with me on
Tuesday? I need to be taken seriously, and I am not sure what to ask for at this point.
Thank you for any replies