I am sharing my story in the hopes I will get your opinion.
I am going to start by sharing some symptoms I have had that I originally blamed on depression and a blood thinner. I have had wounds and patches of skin on my legs that are hairless but have a small red rash that has not gone away. I have several injuries from college football as well that I am working on (Dislocated Shoulder/Broke Leg in 14 places and I need a knee replacement).
Perhaps the worst of ALL is the absolute lack of energy and sluggishness that just came out of nowhere. I felt like I was carrying someone on my back when I would go up the stairs. I mean everything felt like a huge effort. I could barely stand. Last Wednesday I had a blood test. My Hematologist checks regularly HOWEVER I am able to see the results and I noticed something … My glucose level is consistently in the red.
I called my General Practitioner for now and told him about how my blood pressure was dangerously low a day earlier and that day it was dangerously high. I felt awful and told him everything I have shared. He immediately recognized this as Type 2 Diabetes. This doctor is not one to prescribe medication but he said I needed to start Metformin 1000mg a day. I also had to change my diet which im struggling with. Veggie Burgers … only so many varieties lol. Oh I also have pain in my lower left stomach which he said is my pancreas. All was done over the phone.
For 5 days I continued to feel awful…I thought the diagnosis was wrong. Todays approx 7/8 days on Metformin and I woke up with energy and much less pain. I felt like I could walk and had energy. I just want to know if this sounds like Type 2…I dont know what to do
Thank You for Your Time!!!