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#21

One of our members, @Melitta, has written a good deal about the misdiagnosis of people with T1D as T2D. Check out this:

There are about six antibody tests. Nothing conclusive can be inferred by only doing the GAD65 test. Melitta covers this in the above post.

Here’s another informative post by Melitta.


#22

Thanks, @Terry4, for sharing some of my tips and info on getting correctly diagnosed. More information: Dr. Anne Peters (well-respected endo and editor of The Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook) treats all of her lean adult patients with new-onset diabetes as if they have Type 1 diabetes, whether or not they are autoantibody positive. Yes, it is important to get a correct diagnosis, but if I were in Bajahammer’s shoes, I would insist on insulin therapy.


#23

Regarding vision: I was diagnosed at A1c of 14.1. As the meds began to take affect, my glasses were useless. As my A1c improved, I got 2 new prescriptions in the first 4 monthes. It was frustrating (& expensive), but my vision has been steady since then.


#24

Just wanted to say thanks for the tips and advice. I ran across my testing, I thought maybe someone could help explain it better than endo nurse. “Doctor says the results are normal/negative for type 1”

Test
GAD 65, IA2 and Insulin Autoantibody Glutamic Acid Decaros65a
Result
<5

Test
IA-2 Antibody
Result
<0.8

Test
Insulin Autoanibody
Result
<0.4


#25

Oatmeal makes me spike like hell too. The only time I eat it these days is in the afternoon if I’m borderline hypo. I’ve never been a breakfast eater anyway…if I eat anything at all in the morning, it’s meat & cheese. :cat:


#26

Just thought I’d update everyone. First, thanks for all the links and replies. I’m learning more an more each day.

I’ve been pretty stable with a low carb diet. I wake up high (130-170), but I quickly work on getting that down into the 100 range. I’m able to hold the 100 range most of the day. I getting better at guessing the range before the finger stick. For me, I can tell by my vision. Clear we are good, fuzzy I’m high. Right now I’m taking Gipizide 5mp in the morning and before dinner. I tried the metformin, but it was too tough on my stomach.

I’ve requested a script for a Dexcom monitor, I’d like to see if I’m going low at night or if it is just the Dawn thing everyone talks about.

I’ll keep everyone posted.