I’m trying very hard to stay positive and proactive, but the last few days have been brutal. I will take any positive vibes and e-hugs I can get. If you have advice, I’ll take that too.
March 2010 - Became symptomatic and began seeing lots of doctors
October 2010 - Dx Pre-Diabetic
January 2011 - Dx Type II
April 2011 - A1C good (5.7), but BG swings between 45 -300* with the swings becoming more severe than they had been in the past
*My diet is tightly controlled. I limit carbs to 30 per meal and 15 per snack. Although, I try to go as low as possible.
In April, my endo mentioned that I might be a “special” type of diabetic and ordered extra tests for my follow-up in July (three more weeks to go until the appointment). In the past, I have been negative for antibodies, and my c-peptide was 1.9. I also have Hashimotos and Fibro.
Since April, I’ve lost another 5 lbs, which has started to generate a lot of comments from co-workers and strangers. (I’m 5’6” and 107lbs.)
Now, the last few days I’ve started to go low randomly. (I take Metformin once daily.) In particular, I’ve noticed that my BG is lower 2 hours after I eat than it was before I ate! This happens regardless of the amount of carbs I eat so I don’t think it is reactive hypoglycemia, but then again, I’m new(ish) to all this.
I’m sorry to blabber on, but I only know one diabetic (He’s Type I), and I haven’t joined a support group because they can’t decide what type I am. I’m frustrated that I don’t know what to do or who to talk to about things. I feel like all I can do is wait for things to get worse before they will get better.