Hello all! I'm new to this site and wanted to introduce myself. Sorry if the into is a little long.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 D when I was 22 years old. After months of trial and error,I found that I was not responding to any oral meds. Then I was put on Lantus. I followed the Doc's instructions & increased my dosage over time. I never saw good results from that either. The dosage of Lantus that I got up to was absurd, not to mention, expensive. I am one of those people that was probably misdiagnosed with Type 2. I have never had the proper tests done to confirm LADA but this was what my doctor mentioned to me.
The next step was using Humalog and then getting an insulin pump. I was seeing great results with the pump but I can longer use it due to cost. Even with health insurance the supplies were not affordable for me.
8 months ago I tragically lost my Mother. This event really took a toll on me and how I've been caring for myself, especially where my D is concerned. To put it simply, I haven't been doing what I should be doing to take care of myself.
The other day my boyfriend questioned me on what I've been doing to take care of my D. I got upset with him because everything he was saying was true and the truth hurt.
Today is a new day and I'm doing my best to get back on track with my insulin injections and testing.
After November 4th, I will be uninsured. I plan on switching from Humalog to Novolin that is sold at Walmart for $24.88 per vial. I'm am looking to cut costs in any way because I'll be paying for everything out of pocket. I just starting nursing school and am unable to keep exactly enough hours to stay full time at work. If I kept my insurance at work it would go from $98 per month to $342 per month because I'll be considered part time.
I'm happy that I've found this site and I look forward to hearing other people's stories and learning more about D.