I’ve made some posts here about my struggle figuring out exactly what’s going on with my health. I was seeing an Endo who was not very helpful at all. I just saw someone new (in internal medicine) who is awesome. Great listener, agrees that I shouldn’t be spiking over 200 mg/dl (which my last endo said was fine) and is actually educated in LADA and MODY (I brought up that possibility). I talked about my previous results, and he ordered quite a bit of tests that I’m not familiar with even after researching a lot of discussions here. (As far as my mixed lab results: Normal hba1c. Abnormal OGTT and c-peptide below target range. Antibodies are negative though. I’m still dealing with spikes over 200 and hypoglycemic lows in the 50s. I’m fine without medicine for now but these swings are very very burdensome to my daily life. I’m 26, low-normal BMI for reference).
Here are the tests he ordered:
- Insulin (wouldn’t this give the same insight as c-peptide did?)
- Ketone bodies (looks like this is beta hydroxybutyrate aka BHB)
- Thyroid basic panel (I did a TSH test already and was at the very bottom of normal range)
- a CT scan
I feel like the ketone bodies are only relevant for someone experiencing dka, but I could be mistaken? I suppose the CT scan is to see if there’s any abnormalities with my pancreas? I’m concerned some of the testing is unnecessary, but I’m still going to definitely get them all done. I’m hoping someone with experience could educate me a little more on these or hear from people who got some type of diagnosis from these.