I was formally diagnosed with a BG of 160 on a regular check-up. Since I also had thyroid problems, my PCP sent me to an endo, who put me on Glucotrol which didn’t do a bloody thing. BGs kept going up. This was before the days of C-peptide or antibody testing. BG’s were going up slowly, and I finally asked to be put on insulin, which was a miracle. It took a while to get past the N at night only (daytime BGs were going over 250), then 70/30 (2 lows a day, predictably every day unless I snacked, and I hate snacking), then mixing N and R, and finally N and Humalog. Then I went on the pump. Which has been a godsend. Now that I’m doing low-carb, I’m keeping BGs under 120 much of the time.
I am not clearly one type or the other, so I call myself Type Weird, but after I had a coma last year, with BGs 400 - 600 - HI, my CDE said that I did not respond to Type 2 protocols in the hospital, and that for medical issues, I am to tell them I’m Type 1. Another, independent CDE had told me that years ago. So if that’s the way my body works, and it will get me appropriate care, that’s what I’m going to tell them. But I’m still Type Weird!