Some questions...newly diagnosed

By Icaruscanfly Latest Reply 2013-11-21 12:49:19 -0600
Started 2013-11-17 18:40:20 -0600

I was misdiagnosed with type 2 and put on metformin, it worked for a bit then it stopped so the dose was upped and it didnt make a difference at all! Friday my Dr got mylatest blood work and said i am type 1.5, or LADA. I started taking glimipiride and was wondering if anyone knows how long until i will see my bs drop. It was in the 300's this morning but 185 before dinner. I just want to feel better and would love to know when i can expect to.

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Glucerna 2013-11-18 17:49:47 -0600 Report

This has to be a whirlwind for you. Ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes educator who can help you figure out the best eating plan for you. There's no one set way to manage diabetes, and working closely with your doctor and learning how you can manage your blood sugar levels is going to help you feel better. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Icaruscanfly 2013-11-21 06:25:55 -0600 Report

It is a whirlwind! I have been to nutritionist already and my eating is ok…not perfect…but i am eating about 5 /6 servings of carbs a day. I go back to my dr in 3 weeks so i will ask about a diabetes educator then, thanks for the advice!

Glucerna 2013-11-21 12:49:19 -0600 Report

It sounds like you're making good progress, and I'm glad you're staying in touch with your doctor about your blood glucose readings. Let us know how you're doing, ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2013-11-18 07:51:24 -0600 Report

Howdy Icaruscanfly!


I don't want to discourge you, however you do need some accurate information:

1.5 which AKA "LADA" (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults). One of the things you need to do is have a discussion with your Dr (you may seek the services of a Endochrinologist specializing in Diabetes) and discuss going on insulin.

When you start eating a meal plan which is low carb and high protein (even if you do switch to insulin).

You should have more normal Blood Glucose (BG) levels quite soon after your body gets used to your new regimen. Of course your new regimen may take some time to actually find. An "endo" is strongly suggested as many GPs don't know how to adequately treat T2 or T1 (IMHO).

Sorry I cannot give you a firm timeline of when you may expect more normal BG levels But diabetes is more like runnihg a marathon than running a sprint. And as long as one does not do something really foolish, one's body can be quite forgiving. I do however urge you to make these changes sooner rather than later.

Praying God's best for you and yours!

James Baker

Icaruscanfly 2013-11-21 06:32:09 -0600 Report

Thanks James, it has now been 5 days since i have been testing my bs…it has not improved since being put on max doses of metformin and glimepiride, so I am pretty sure I will be on insulin soon. I am faxing the bs results over to my dr on monday. I was hoping the oral meds would give me a little time. My dr did mention an endo…but it was a lot to deal with at one appt. thanks for the support and advice…it is truly appreciated.

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