Double Diabetes?

Bryannaaaa
By Bryannaaaa Latest Reply 2014-11-15 17:53:23 -0600
Started 2014-11-04 15:43:34 -0600

Hello all! :)

I've been a Type 1 Diabetic for about 11 years now (since I was 16). I'm beginning to show signs of insulin resistance. I've certainly made an appointment with my endocrinologist to discuss this and also look into doing some blood work…however, he is a very busy doctor, my appt isn't until 2/24/15. In the mean time, can anyone help shed some light on this scary issue, perhaps from personal experience?

Thank you for your time,
Bryanna


3 replies

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2014-11-15 17:53:23 -0600 Report

Hi Bryanna! I am Type 1 as well since 27 which means I've been diabetic 25 years. I agree with Lou and your body will go through changes and you and your doctor needs to make adjustments accordingly. I'm going through menopause and am resistant at times depending on my hormones. in my 20's and 30's I was insulin sensitive. You will be fine! If I could suggest, make an excel spreadsheet and write down your numbers, Amount of insulin you take, time, what you eat… (not exactly in that order) and then call the doctor or fax it to them. My doctor has a diabetes educator that reads my results and makes adjustments. Hope your doctor does also.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-11-05 08:48:19 -0600 Report

Hi Bryanna! I was diagnosed at age 27 and am now 65. One thing that I've learned in my 38 years as a Type 1 is that I need to constantly adjust my insulin. My body has changed throughout the years. What once worked may not work so well anymore. Are you on injections or using a pump? I only began pumping in 2011 but love the flexibility it gives me to adjust both basal and bolus needs. This morning, my BG was 85 and I was able to suspend my basal insulin delivery to prevent it from going lower. I had scheduled a fasting blood test, so couldn't eat until that was done. If you feel that your problem might be due to insulin resistance, sometimes exercise and weight loss (if you need to lose weight) can increase your insulin sensitivity. I bought Gary Scheiner's book "Think Like a Pancreas" several years back and that has taught me much about diabetes and given me the knowledge and confidence I need to change my pump settings when I need to. I still see an endo every 3 months and discuss my concerns with him. I've been battling "Dawn Phenomenon" issues for a while now and still need to get a better handle on that. Wishing you well!
Lou

Bryannaaaa
Bryannaaaa 2014-11-05 11:00:06 -0600 Report

Thank you so very much for taking the time to reply to my post! I am working on losing weight and beginning to incorporate exercise into my life. I agree with what you said about how your body has changed over the years. I simply think my body is not what it used to be…slower metabolism etc. Also, thank you for the book recommendation :)

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