I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes on 2009. I had the baby, she is almost 2 and I’m still diabetic. I was told that I am now type 2, they ran a few tests on me. My fasting blood sugar is usually between 102-122. My readings 2 hours after eating are usually between 135-170 depending on what I eat. My previous doctor didn’t want to give me any medication because he insisted that my glucose was fine (because my A1c was 5.2). I moved to another state and found a specialist (endocrinologist that specializes in diabetes) and she ran some tests on me again and my A1c is 5.6 now. She told me " you don’t have diabetes"…I told her, “yes I do, my glucose is high after eating a low-carb diet, if I eat a regular diet I feel really sick and my glucose would spike over 200!” She said, “well your A1c is indicates normal blood glucose, so you are fine”. I don’t know what to do at this point. I know I have diabetes but the doctors don’t take me seriously, I am killing myself doing exercise and dieting to barely get the readings I mentioned above! I am very skinny now (119 pounds and I am 5’7") I used to be 130 pounds before my pregnancy and diagnosis. I demanded the doctor to give me some type of medication so I can eat more because I was almost starving! She gave me metformin and that helps me get my glucose under 150 (2 hours after eating), but my fasting readings are still between 102 and 122. Maybe the doctors think that these readings are ok, but I am 33 years old, I would probably accept that if I was on my 70s, but I don’t even think I will make it to that age with these readings. I don’t know what to do, I am very scared and sad. I can imagine what my high readings are doing to my body, and I have kids to take care of, and to live for. Please help me!
P.D. My doctor didn’t even want to prescribe me the test strips because she said is not necessary, since my A1c is only 5.6!! I have to buy them with my own money and they are expensive, as you should know!