I am a type 1, diagnosed at age 8. When I hit puberty around age 12 I also developed PCOS which also came with insulin resistance. My doctors never suspected anything else other than type 1 was going on, so treated my high BG’s with more insulin, and assumed I was just being a ‘bad’ diabetic and eating too many carbs and not checking my BG’s often enough and not bolusing properly, etc. Which was all true…
Well time goes on and I am finally diagnosed (at age 35) with PCOS and put on the birth control pill (to even out hormones) and Metformin (to help with insulin resistance)… and raise my insulin doses as well!
Time goes on and I develop hypothyroidism which makes my insulin resistance a million times worse. I am put on Levothyroxine and the insulin resistance gets worse. My endo raises my insulin without even considering the cause, the reason, or anything…just a simple go-to “MORE INSULIN”! as if this is curing anything, as if this isn’t making things worse for the patient.
Time goes on and the insulin resistance gets worse despite diet and exercise and Metformin (2K mg) and ‘controlling’ all the illnesses. My endo raises my insulin without any other inquiry into the issue…
WHY?! Why not actually try to find the root cause, or causes, and fight them? Why not at least try instead of just treating the symptoms? Why not take a step back and say, ‘hey, what’s going on here, what are we missing? Is there something different we can try?’ Do they not realize that it’s making life miserable? Do they not realize that they are treating one symptom/side effect and causing several more in it’s place?
It’s not just my one doctor…it’s every single doctor I’ve ever gone to!
I know, I know, it’s not just the doctor’s, it’s big pharma, and lack of scientific studies to find cures and/or better treatments, it’s so much that we have little to no control over. I’m just tired of my bad luck in health being used to line peoples pockets. I’m tired of no one in a place of power actually caring about the patients lives.