Good morning! I’ve been reading these forums obsessively the past couple of days so wanted to check in, also I have a few questions. Maybe some of you have had a similar experience and can help?
I’ve been dx as type 2 for past 2.5 years, treated with 500mg of Metformin from my clinic on my worksite. Been doing ok, but noticed past couple of months BG creeping up. The past month I’ve been exhausted, pee frequently, tired and sick feeling all the time. I just assumed this was either stress, depression, laziness or some other failure on my part that would eventually be corrected when I lose the weight I’ve been trying to dump for decades.
I also noticed that my bg in the past week (had not been checking faithfully before) were hanging out in the 350s a lot and occasionally hitting 400. Can you tell I what a brain fog I was in? I didn’t even notice.
Anyway, finally decided to bite the bullet and see an endo. He wasn’t too excited about me, and was very dismissive of what my meter was saying. He said my last A1C (a month ago) of 6.1 was just prediabetes. I finally showed the doctor my last reading of 364 and they agreed to do a fsg a1c in the office. It was 8.2, up from a month. He got interested then and stated I was experiencing glucotoxicity and was likely type 1/LADA. He’s going to do some labs in a couple weeks but in the meantime he’s started me on Lantus.
I thought I was understanding everything the endo was telling me, but now I realize coming up with this Lantus dose is quite confusing. I’m to start with 10U and adjust +/- 2U with a 50 pt rise or fall.
I do often eat a late dinner, ~8pm with “lunch” at 3pm. Dr. told me not to worry about that as long as I don’t snack before bedtime. I guess I should have clarified as my late dinners are within a couple hours of my bedtime.
Last night I was 264 at bedtime and woke up at 289. FYI - before I ate I was at 160. Should I move up my dinner and be consistent with the time?
My next appt is in 6 weeks with a lab draw in a couple weeks. Does anyone have any idea what I might expect at the next appt? Don’t I need injections after my meals as well? Is he just waiting to sort out the basal dose first?
Also I should say that I felt better over the weekend then I have in a long long time!
I would welcome any comments or suggestions if you’ve read this far!