Doctor's Not Answering my Questions! Maybe Ya'll Can

shayandallisha
By shayandallisha Latest Reply 2011-04-19 08:26:04 -0500
Started 2011-04-18 22:04:21 -0500

I was officially diagnosed with diabetes in November 2010. To make a long story short, I'm 29 years old, normal weight, normal health, normal life. I have 3 children (ages 6, 3 and 7 months), and with every pregnancy, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. First time, didn't think anything of it…just watched my diet. Second time, I checked my sugars and was able to keep them within normal ranges through diet alone. Third time, I started checking my sugars before the gestational diabetes test, and they were already out of the acceptable range. So, started going to high-risk doctor, had to start on insulin, etc. Had a beautiful baby girl…not big at all, like they promised me that she would be. Sugars didn't seem to be going down like they should, so they told me to keep tabs on it, and make an appt with my general practitioner.
I put it off for a couple of months, and then my vision got extremely blurry. Didn't think anything of it, until a few days later, and it occurred to me that it might be my sugar. Needless to say, I was scared to death to check it. But I did…475. Made a Dr's appointment, got started on insulin, and that was 5 months ago.
Well, now that everyone knows my whole medical history… :o)
My questions are this…WHY DO I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MY BLOOD SUGAR???!!! My doctor can't answer this. I have no family history of diabetes, I am of normal weight. She tells me I'm type 2, not type 1, but I don't know if I believe that 100%, because I don't have the symptoms associated with type 2.
Another thing they found out through bloodwork is that I have hypothyroidism, which is basically an underactive thyroid. So, they put me on thyroid medication, which is basically a hormone (this is all at the same time that I started back on insulin). Since then, I've lost about 10 lbs without trying, and they can't give me an answer as to why, because "All my blood work looks good". I check my ketones every morning…none.
If anyone out there can give me some advice, or some enlightenment, I would be grateful! I'm trying my best to stay healthy for my children, but when you're not 100% informed, it gets hard. Thanks, everyone!


2 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-04-19 08:26:04 -0500 Report

Diabetes is a break down of our bodies and it has many theories about where it comes from. That goes from everything to genes, weight, diet choices, and lack of exercise to adverse reactions to vaccines or GMO processed foods. That will be something you will want to research. Why may be a question we never find out.

The fact that you had gestational diabetes with each pregnancy is a high risk that you would develop diabetes in life. It's great that you took care of it while you were pregnant, and that is part of what probably helped delay the total onset of it. But for most of us, it is a mystery why we have it.

My family, my dad and mom, were the first in their family to have it. My brother and I ended up with it. My dad grew up on a farm. My mom was a city girl. There are so many factors involved it's hard to pin point things. It gets frustrating, and I guess I just say all of this to say that the why can be looked into, but the how to deal with it has to happen now.

Most doctors are just going to regurgitate what they are taught in school about treating it. Doctors are generally not really interested in the "why". They just want to treat symptoms. Getting answers will involve a lot of prodding, taking some diabetic classes (they will help a lot) and researching for yourself.

June Tademy
June Tademy 2011-04-18 23:27:29 -0500 Report

Welcome to this wonderful site, you will soon receive many replies to your questions. I will suggest strongly that if you do not receive answers to your questions, if possible, find another doctor that will give you answers. In the meantime just keep asking the questions. It appears that your BS is intact, sometimes we can be stressed, overeat, eat the wrong things, many things can trigger problems, that is why it is soo important to keep a log on what you eat and drink. Try to rest when your children are napping, to relieve any stress. Ask the doctor if the med for the thyroid is interferring with the sugar. If not then keep asking why you are loosing weight. It is a lot of work to do to stay in check with our BS but it is truly worth it. Keep asking, and stay on the site for answers and/or suggestions. Good luck