My dx came years after having tons of T1 symptoms. Extreme thirst, constant peeing, blurred vision, unrelenting lower leg pain (which I went to a doc for, and he gave me useless pills for). Either doctors were stupider back in the 70’s or they just didn’t think about diabetes symptoms, or the guidelines were lame, but in any case, I had a lot of symptoms and they (numerous doctors) didn’t realize I was diabetic. Finally, a doc (he gets my huge thanks!) gave me his standard tests for new patients (I went to him for asthma) and easily detected I was diabetic and added an additional test, glucose tolerance test, to be sure. That cinched the dx, and he put me on insulin within a few days. Then I switched to an endo but too long of a story.
Glad you got your dx, rather than suffer for god knows how long w/o a dx. Happy New Year to you too!
PS: forgot to mention the jerk of a doc who, one full year before my dx, gave me a fasting blood test, which came back high for glucose, yet he refused to believe I was a diabetic. AARGH!! I’ve been mad about that guy ever since, especially since I went back to him after my dx and he STILL refused to accept that I was diabetic. Some doctors should lose their licenses for crap like that.