I am going to apologize up front for this post, I am in a bit of a state and may not come across as clear as I may want to. Anyway, I was diagnosed Type 2 by my GP in Dec 2011 just in time for xmas, lost 70lbs in the months prior and my BG's were off the charts 600+. My GP put me on Metformin and Onglyza which did next to nothing. They then told me I was type 1 and put me on Victoza which is a type 2 med, yeah no idea there. Victoza had a basal type effect but I was still spiking pretty high (350 or so) when eating fairly low carb meals.
So I made an appointment with a very well respected endo. He believed I was presenting as Type 1 / LADA. Immediately went on Levemir and Novolog and immediately saw improvements and was able to start eating normally again. Went back to the endo in about 3 weeks and although I was doing well he said let's start to tighten this up, he wanted me to get to titrate up to a 20/1 carb ratio and 20/1 correction bolus. No problem, I slowly "climbed the hill" of insulin and everything was going great, I had great control no problems, I was right in the zone with my BG's, I was managing not to go low everything was right in the world and I was scheduled to see my endo in 2 months and I would get a pump which I was looking forward to because it seems better than sticking all the time.
So.... Fast forward to about a week and a half ago, I got sick.... REALLY sick, some kind of flu... The sickest I can ever remember being. My BG's were getting kinda high and sort of "wonky" which I had read will happen when you are sick, so all normal there. After 4 days of not being able to move I went to my GP who prescribed Sulfamethoxazole-tmp to help me get over the flu or whatever it was, 2 days later I was feeling a ton better and my BG's were coming into line again, I was still taking my insulin like I had been. Well here is where it goes down the rabbit hole..
About four days into taking the antibiotics I noticed my BG's were really really stable (I use a dexcom) and I thought maybe my sensor was freaking out or something so I started testing a lot and low and behold I was very stable for some reason. The next day, I started to go low which was really odd because I hadn't given a bolus just my levimir the night before. I thought wow this is odd...
Anyway long story short, on the 5th day (aprox) the Antibiotics were done and I was solid as a rock in my BG's. I would eat and barely go above 100... So I though this is very very weird but what would happen if I eat a bunch of carbs and no bolus?... I tried it and I barely went above 120 and came back down faster than ever... This is day 3 now and I just ate about 5 slices of pizza, no bolus, spiked to about 123 and came down very quickly...?????
So I am kinda totally freaking out because I have no idea what is going on. I keep trying to search and read if this is a common occurrence but I don't know if I am just searching for the wrong thing or I am a medical mystery.
Sorry for the rant but if there is anyone out there who can tell me what the heck is going on I would really appreciate it. I know some people would love to be in this position but I do not like this level of uncertainty... I have never been so freaked out by being "normal" in my life... lol..