I am happy. I feel relieved. I have found a doctor I can work with! It was almost as if he had read my rant on what I wanted from a doctor/patient relationship. He listened. He let me ask questions. He was thorough and did an examination of my body - right down to asking me about my pubic hair (!?! Does anyone have any ideas what that was about? He wanted to know if I have pubic hair growing down my thighs). He’s doing all the tests (I didn’t even have to bug him for them). He’s even doing thyroid tests. He increased my prescription for test strips so I don’t have to buy them out of pocket any more, and gave me a prescription for Lantus and Novorapid/Novolog. He was impressed that I knew what the GAD 65 was, and how the C-peptide worked to different endogenous and exogenous insulin. Like my previous doctor and Dov, he questioned whether I actually have diabetes since my control is pretty good, BUT, unlike my previous doctor he listened when I explained that my pp readings were about 10 (180) without insulin, and that if I went off my diet my sugars go crazy after eating.
In terms of diagnosis, he’s thinking:
- Type 1, honeymoon
- Type 2
But we’re waiting for the test results now to clear up the picture, and I will see him again on 12 December. In the mean time, he’s told me to stop following my low GI, 30 g carbs per meal diet, to just eat healthily and take insulin to cover the carbs as I need to. I probably shouldn’t admit this in public, but I had croissants for supper last night! I have been craving them for over a week, and after the endo’s recommendations I decided to indulge.