Would love to get your thoughts on what all of this means as I am confused as heck.
I am a 47 yr old female, 125 lbs, healthy (so I thought) and fairly fit. I have a son with T1D. I have struggled over the last couple of months with brain fog, tiredness, blurred vision, thirst, and some low blood sugars in the 50’s and 60’s (but I feel really lousy at this level). I went to my PCP concerned that I might have a very rare insulinoma (thank you Dr. Google). They checked c-peptide and insulin levels, which came back at 0.7 ng/ml and <2 UIU/ml, respectively. Fasting glucose was 85. Ummm, what??? This was puzzling so they then checked my HA1c which was 5.8%. They gave me a meter and asked to check postprandial glucose and it was 205 the first day and 199 the second day. At least I’m consistent . The CDE said this was LADA and it was only a matter of time before I became insulin-dependent.
I am confused though, because I am still also getting lows about 3 hours after breakfast and lunch every day, despite eating a pretty balanced meal. She said that my results were a bit puzzling but may be my pancreas is struggling to produce insulin when I eat a big meal so it goes into overdrive but too much ends up being secreted and so I go low. Sounds plausible but it’s so confusing.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?