Hi All, I'm new here.
Was looking for a support group and found this place.
This is a little difficult for me because I'm actually a 33 year old physician, and who hears about physicians getting Diabetes and feeling helpless (well I pretty much do).
Had a routine check up on 7/2014. At that time I found out my HGBA1c was 6.0 (Technically Prediabetes range... but as we all know here, it really is just early Diabetes). Initially I was calm, thought, okay, I just need to adjust my diet and exercise. You know all the things I tell my own patients.
I started checking my sugars and I was shocked to find that I have severe glucose intolerance. A bowl of rice or a sandwich (40g of carbs or so), would raise my blood sugar to around 200 at 1 hour. The number would plummet by the 2 hour mark to around 120. Spent a long time moping, depressed, in denial. This was a shock because I'm 33, 5'8 and I'm only 105 lbs Male. Not typically what she you see in a lot of newly diagnosed Type 2s. I thought maybe that I had Type 1 or Type 1.5, checked myself for GADA which came back negative. My insurance unfortunately did not have the other types of Antibodies to check. My picture (to me however) seemed more early Type 2 Diabetes?? (Thoughts anyone?)
So I decided to go on a VLCB diet (even though I weighed 110lbs at the time of diagnosis). Lost 5 Lbs, thought maybe I was doing better. CHecking my sugars 8-10 times a day and trying to keep my postprandials 1 hr less than 140. 3 months later I repeat my blood test, disappointingly enough HGBA1c was still 6.0, but worse my Cholesterol went from normal to 300+ with an LDL of 220. Apparently had went into Sick Euthyroid Syndrome which sometimes happens on people with very low carb diets. I checked my Thyroid, and my RT3 which is reverse T3 levels came back high. Didn't know want to do. knew I had to try an add some carbs back in my diet. So have been doing that for the last few weeks.
Right now, I'm totally perplexed as to what to do, I can't go too low carb because of my thyroid, so I'm sticking to 100g of sugars per day. And I'm still thinking if I could be early LADA or I have a type of MODY.
It's been a depressing few months and would love to hear any advice anyone has?