First time posting here but I’ve been lurking for a while since starting Auto Mode with my Minimed 670G in May 2018.
I’ll start with a little background about myself. I’m a 55 year old male and was first diagnosed as type 2 back in 1997. I should have done more research then. Looking back, I believe I should have known that diagnoses was incorrect. My Father was type 1 and so was his Father. So, I was first taking Glyburide and when that didn’t get my BG low enough my Dr. added Metformin. This, along with diet and exercise, worked for a while as my a1c was down around 6.5. But gradually my control became worse and the dosing of diabetic meds was at max. I was made to believe that I just needed to try harder. As the years went by, I got more disillusioned and my Dr. was calling me non-compliant! So frustrating. May of '05, my Wife and Son and I moved to Oregon to be closer to My parents. Shortly thereafter, I started seeing a Doctor here and my a1c was 11! He said he could tell by looking at me that I was not type 2. So he started me on Humalog and Lantus MDI. Again, I did ok for a while. My a1c was down around 6 for a couple of years but I struggled with hypoglycemia, especially at night. So I would get up and over correct and my BG would be high for the whole day. My a1c kept creeping up and my Endocrinologist (same one my Dad was seeing) would try to get me to be more diligent. I think a lot of damage was done when I was being treated as a type 2 and not being close to “in control”. So I am now a very “brittle” diabetic. I found another Endo years after my Dad’s endo decided to quit his practice. My new doctor told me about the Minimed 670G, so after figuring out how to pay for the supplies, I decided to give it a go starting May 2018. My new endo also told me about LADA and said that my history indicates that I’m in that category. So, after 9 months with the 670G, I can say that it has helped me to get a much better handle on my control. I have very few lows. The CGM does a great job of letting me know when I’m headed south so that I can start correcting before feeling like I’m about to die! My last a1c was 6.9 and the one before that was 7.0 I LOVE my 670G when it works as expected. I HATE it when things go wrong like when Dawn Phenomenon causes my BG to creep up and the sensor doesn’t follow. A finger stick in the morning indicates a BG of 180 but the sensor says 150! Fortunately, I think I’m getting a handle on this and the DP is a little better lately. I think I Love my pump more often that I hate it. Hope I haven’t bored you all to much with my long winded story, but that’s my diabetes in a nut shell.
I look forward to participating here and hearing from others about struggles and successes .