Hello, my name is Melissa. I’m 26 years old and was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I have a 23 month old little boy and an 8 month old little girl. I had gestational diabetes with both my pregnancies, but tested in the normal range at each of my 8 week post partum appointments.
This past October we moved from Newport Beach California to Reno Nevada and I noticed a few of the symptoms of diabetes coming on. Extreme thirst, frequent bathroom trips, exhaustion, and rapid weight loss (15 pounds in 3 weeks). On Halloween evening, I bought a glucose meter and my numbers were in the 700’s. I immediately went to the emergency room and was hooked to IV and insulin while they ran blood tests. The doctor there diagnosed me as a Type 2. He sent me home on Glyburide and told me to see a doctor ASAP. I eventually saw a doctor here in Nevada who ran a ton of tests and confirmed what many had told me. I was a Type 1.5, transitioning to a Type 1. My A1C was 10.2. My fasting blood sugar was 280 and my Insulin was 4.1
I’m currently on 10 units of Lantus at bedtime and 4 units of Novolog before each meal. My numbers are in the 180’s, so I’m assuming that the doc will up my insulin soon.
Well, that’s my story. I’m here for support, advice, opinions, and to build some relationships. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to getting plugged in.