Ok, I’m going to see the doctor on 30 October. Please help me figure out what I need to ask him. Since I will probably be going off my health insurance next year, I want to use this time to get as much sorted out and done before then.
Firstly, I seem to be on the wrong insulin - although I’m not sure I’m supposed to be on insulin at all. I have asked the doctor for a diagnosis of type, but he doesn’t want to say. He says it won’t make a difference to the treatment, so he just wants to see what happens. He initially diagnosed me as Type 1 (honeymoon period), as I needed insulin, but because of recurring hypos I ended up going off the insulin. I lost 35 pounds shortly after being diagnosed and going on a diabetic diet. I was okay for a couple of months, but started getting really tired and my fasting BG got above 6. I started small doses of the insulin (1 unit in the morning). This progressed to a unit in the morning and another in the evening. Then I had surgery, and needed a lot more insulin for a while. Now I’m taking 1 unit in the morning and 1 in the evening, and am still having hypos.
I’m really frustrated because I want an official diagnosis, and much more set medication. I really dislike having this much uncertainty (and so many hypos).