Of course she is using insulin! Ha ha!!! Both basal and bolus via a remote control device!
No, I meant that due to Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes, her body attacked her pancreas. Her pancreas’s beta cells went kaput…therefore, her blood glucose numbers were well over 300 when she was dx’d. She had lost, perhaps 30 pounds and weighed only 110 on a 5’ 7" frame.
Because she was older, her PCP assumed she was a T2 and put her on Metformin first which did absolutely nothing and she was REALLY sick by the time she ended up at the ER, they admitted her and she was put on insulin…17 yrs ago.
She MAKES no insulin. She NEEDS exogenous insulin to stay alive or…like my great grandmother in Russia before it was invented…she dies. Over and out.