I went to yet a new Endo a few weeks ago and after going over my history and meds his first question was “why do the other doctors have you on all the top dollar medications? I think we can change this!” Hooray! We traded in 3 Type 2 pills that cost me $150 a month to one pill that cost me $11.99 a month. AND control is much better.
I’m also on Levimir twice a day. His question was “When was the last time you increased your insulin?” My response “Every 3 months when I saw the Endo. She told me what to do.” He was astonished that they had not taught me how to increase my own insulin to get my fasting numbers to normal. So, off I went with a 4 day titration schedule and have been taking care of it myself since.
I feel empowered! (still haven’t gotten my fasting numbers under control though
Looking through the last year of test results his question was “How do you know you’re Type 2? They have not run a GAD65 or a c-peptide test on you.” At that point I just wanted to tell him how much I loved him…He’s not going to assume anything!
So, tomorrow I go for my blood work to find out for certain what type I am. I think it will still say I am Type 2 but I wont wonder anymore and that will be good. Also he added a glycomark in on the list of tests I just googled it because I have never heard of it before (link attached at bottom) I think it’s great they can check not just your 3 month average but also your hyperglycemic levels over a 2 week period.