I am very new to all this. I have been described as a picture of health for most of my life with 170 cm and 58 kg (127 pounds) since my teens until just recently when I had miscarriage which turned out to be due to a very high glucose ( AC1 was 13.2). I am 38 years old. Ironically, in this pregnancy (the 3rd pregnancy; two healthy kids) I felt much better than with the other two. I had a few symptoms that started with the pregnancy (increased thirst and urination) but was neither tired nor moody (unlike my two other pregnancies). I had a few symptoms that started a year prior that pregnancy i.e weight loss and scalp folliculitis albeit mild did not want to go away.
Anyhow, it seems that I have type 1.5 (I have scientific/medical background and I do believe this is a separate entity and it is just matter of time when it is going to be recognized as such). Despite my very good knowledge of science (molecular biology) and medicine I am confused with the following:
1) I must have had this for quite some time (given high AC1 value and my folliculitis problems that went away after I started insulin) yet I was still was feeling very good. I have been looking the testimonials and have never found anyone with AC1 value of 13.2.
2) I have a feeling that this is something worsening from generation to generation. My grandmother had type 2 (at in late 80ies they thought she had type 2) but her symptoms started much latter (she was over 60). Can I expect now my kids to have it before age of 20?
3) Also, I cannot find relationship between the type 1.5 and pregnancies. In my first pregnancy they could not find diabetes at all. In my second pregnancy they did a more sensitive test (because my first son was a very big infant) and they found slight gestational diabetes (only one of the three test showed increased BG). It was managed without insulin (my readings after meals were between 7 and 8 all the time). Then my 3rd pregnancy all of the sudden BG is so high that the fetus could not develop properly. Does anyone have similar experience?
4) I am on a very small doses of insulin (2-3 units per meal and 13 units bacground) and yet sometime feel like I did not needi it al all because my BG would be between 5 and 7 30min to 1h after eating and would go below 5 after 2 hours. My AC value only one month after starting insulin went down to 10. 7 (from 13.2) which is theoratically impossible (given the 120 days the lifetime of red blood cells). Again I am looking for someone with similar presentations