So I have been talking to my insurance and my endo and it turns out that the tests I need are also done at my endos hospital - this is new in the past year! I will still need a letter of necessity - per my insurance but now I may not have to go through Athena so it may be cheaper since my endo is in-network for my insurance. There is an extensive test that tests 30 genes for diabetes which is not available at Athena - wow! If possible I am getting that one, might as well get every thing possible tested and get it over with. Even if the results are negative, at least I can leave that option out of my mind for good. Even the negative answer is an answer. My endo is waiting to hear back from someone about the best option for me…
Even if it is negative if people ask me what type I have I am gonna lie… No more comments like -
“You are so thin. You must be Type 1.”
"No I am Type 2"
“Oh, so did you used to be fat?”
I hate to say this but I am looking forward to breaking some of those stereotypes… That whole idea that if you eat healthy and stay in shape you will never get diabetes - yeah I am living proof of how that is NOT true. Your genes, there is no escape from that.