I needed a place to clear my head and ask some questions, so I wanted to jump in here. The name is Ed. I am 43 and in Texas. I’ve never been close to diabetic. But recently, went to the doc and fasting blood glucose was 79, A1C was 5.2, C-peptide 1.4, but GAD65 came back at 157.0. Five other people in the family have Type-1, so this scares me. I am also diagnosed with Hashimotos, but the doc says it is very slight. Mom got the same symptoms as me at this age.
The reason I went in to see the doc is because, for about a year now, I have been getting sick and/or tired after meals. This is come-and-go. It happened after I got sick exactly 1 year and 4 months ago. I felt flu-y. And then, massive leg cramps, which finally passed, but I’ve been having these off and on for years. They got worse this year.
At first, I became ravenously hungry before and after eating, and then shakey, sweaty, and mentally confused after eating. Sometimes also flu-y and I want to lie down. I also get very severely depressed after eating–as if the hours following I am different person, and then it goes back to normal when my “toxic” insulin leaves. I also felt tingly limbs and “gloves” on hands and feet, but this went away and has not returned since a year ago. BG after a meal has never exceeded 130 (usually never breaks 110) and the lowest I’ve recorded was 66. I still feel very “knock-kneed” after a meal with epinephrine about two hours after eating, but this is extremely mild. I barely know it most days, or not at all. I am slightly physically active and thin. I eat well.
So what do you make of this? I’m told many never get T1D their whole lives, even with the autoimmune numbers, but what the heck do I make of these symptoms? Mom had a GAD65 score in the 80s and has just now shown prediabetic numbers after a meal. She is 69. I would appreciate your heartfelt (honest) responses!