Hi, I have a question here, but I feel the need to get my story out and wonder if anyone else has had the same frustrations in dealing with their healthcare teams.
I was diagnosed with Type2 diabetes 3 years ago by my family doctor - I was 42. He put me on oral meds and sent me to a class. It was very depressing because everything they talked about changing with regard to nutrition and excercise were all lifestyle changes that I had made years previously. So I tried to be as stringent as possible on food and excercised even more than I had before - it took over my entire life and was all that I did, but my numbers still weren't going down. I then went to an Endo who then diagnosed me with Type 1 and not Type 2. He put me on insulin things improved some, but they were still messing around with my dosages when his practice moved. I ended up with my family doctor again who once again told me you are not type 1 you are just type 2 that needs insulin. I was getting frustrated and confused and my numbers started climbing again, I was getting no real direction on how to determine dosages other than x amount per meal which never made sense to me - if I am higher before I eat than another time shouldn't the dosage change. I found another endo a couple of weeks ago and went to him - he was about to radically change my plan and take me off insulin until I mentioned that I really wasn't sure what Type I was. He ordered some tests, said to stay with what I was doing, but did give me a sliding scale for dosing. His test results also indicate that I am Type 1 so I am staying on the insulin. I am going to find another family physician as a result of this and am hopeful maybe now I will see some positive change.
I am still frustrated with the whole 'keep your diabetes in control' comments that are made. What does that really mean? My blood sugar numbers really are all over the map and can easily have 200 points difference between my high and low for a given day.
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