I’m new to this board and I want to share some lessons I’ve learned about diabetes.
I’m a 53 year old male and I have had type 2 for approximately 15 years. I gave up sugar a long time ago… I have eaten more fat and protein. My resistance has continued to increase and I was recently rediaged as… well… not a type 2 anymore. I now have an insulin pump and my insulin/ carb ratio is 1/4.5.
10 years ago I started having what I then thought was a related problem, during intense laughter I would get dizzy and loose muscle tone. It was a little scary, but after about 5 years of this mess I figured it was just my sugar level… probably low at the event… or maybe my blood pressure was low.
This effect continued to get worse over the years. I decided to have a sleep study done. I discussed with the doctor my symtems and it was speculated the I had Narcolepsy and a complication called cataplexy. YouTube it… remember the small goats ?
On October 21st 2018 I had a stoke, my ct scan reviled it had not been my first. It also showed substantial “plauqe” build up in my brain blood vessels. Over all this time my “episodes” have been mini strokes. Things look very bad for me.
The point I’m trying to make brothers and sisters is Diabetes is a systematic disease. Don’t think your ok simply based on BG value or A1C. Technology is such today that I would sincerely recommend whole body MRIs. As for the debate on saturated fats… one shoe doesn’t fit ALL. Moderation and balance is all ways the best policy. Eat equil carbs, fat and protein Get a pump, it makes life a lot better ! Keep a record of the insulin you use and moderate it by fixing ( via exercise ) you resistance. Insulin is a ■■■■ poor solution to the real problem. Talk to your doctor… be honest about EVERYTHING!
I am retiring soon from my dream job as a network engineer. I pray I will get disability before I get to room temperature. I have hung up my car keys.
I hope this help others.