Hi. I am new to this forum, trying to get used to the format.
I am type 1 diagnosed at 18. Been diabetic for 19 years. I've never really had good control except for when I was pregnant, since then (8 years) ago, my insulin needs have slowly crept up and I've gained a good amount of weight.
I've never been to an endo, long story, but started with no insurance, to county insurance, to finally group insurance went to gp, and none ever suggested an endo. I am now trying to get on a pump and I've been denied, my gp said, maybe an endo can help with this.
I go tomorrow. Question though. Before my son was born I was on 54 unites of Lantus. I am currently splitting 110 units of lantus, and am on Symlin, and its helped my bolus units. I eat mostly low carb 8 carbs in the AM, 20 lunch, 20 dinner. If my #'s are not high I bolus about 3 units for meals. My I/C ratio is different in the morning compared to the rest of the day. In the AM it's about 1/3 and the rest is 1/6. Two months ago I was 95 units of Lantus and much more bolusing. Is there anyone here who has experience with Type 1 and metformin?
I want to suggest it to the endo, my gp flat out told me no way. Because type 1's are not insulin resistant, but my history shows I've had to keep upping my dosage. Plus I've been eating healthier the past 3 mos, walking and I have yet to lose 1 pound!
Sorry if it all sounds like a ramble, but every time I try to make strides to better my health, it seems there are always more obstacles and hurdles to jump over. Thanks!