Soo… I’m just gonna go straight in.
Background; I’m 29 years old, with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, mother of two, vegan, quite skinny.
Last tuesday I went to a Diabetes Nurse (not sure what it’s called in english), because my Doctor had noticed slightly elevated blood sugars (118.8), and positive GAD-ab.
The nurse told me I had LADA, because of the anti-bodies and the connection to my Hashimoto’s. She gave me a Freestyle Libre to check my glucose for 14 days, and I’m going back on June 2nd.
My blood glucose is all over the place… One morning I woke up with 52.2, the morning after I woke up with 120.6. During the day I have quite a few lows (normally around 61.2, feeling really shaky and dizzy), and sometimes it goes up to 194.4 and even higher.
My nurse never really told me the different ways you can manage this, only that I will most likely need Insulin some time in the future.
My first c-peptide showed 0.76 (after eating) and the second one showed 0.19 (after fasting over night).
Has anybody had it this way?
Right now I’m just overwhelmed with it all, and would rather go on Insulin straight away, than just wait around for my pancreas to die on me. It fills me with anxiety.
How long did it take for you to get on insulin, and are you fully dependent now, or do you still produce some of your own?
Really love this place, I’ve learned so much already!
Thank you /Jenny