I had insulin dependent Gestational Diabetes 5 years ago when I was pregnant. They didn’t catch it until late in my pregnancy. I’m a single mom and had to go through pregnancy and all the joys of learning to give myself insulin all alone.
It went away when my son was born. Then a year and a half ago I could feel it was back. My doctor was slow to diagnose me or test me for it because I’m pretty healthy. I eat well enough and I work out 4 times a week at least.
After I was denied life insurance because of my A1C levels, I finally went on metformin 8 months ago.
My sugars have been out of control for the last month or so running, on average 200-300 even with medication. So now my doctor wants me to consider insulin. She’s been treating me as a type 2. But, from everything I’ve read I’m a type 1.5.
I’m pretty angry and depressed about it. My family seems to think it’s no big deal and I should just lay off the candy. If another person tells me that I should just work on my diet and exercise I think Ill strangle them.
My friend Andrew recommended this place. So I’m hoping to talk with others who understand.