I am type 1. was diagnosed May 5th 2010 on Cinco de mayo as type 2 by regular dr. then almost 1 month to the day later went to a endocrinologist (which I recommend to anyone who is diabetic) and found out I was actually type 1.
I was 95 lbs when I was diagnoses as type 2. I had lost 8 lbs because of diabetes and knew the second I saw that weight that it was bad. I was 398 after fasting all night when I went to the dr. They put me on Metforim and I struggled to lower my number as I also tried to gain weight.. it was impossible. I was scared to death because I knew I couldn't afford to lose anymore weight as I was too thin already, So I made an appointment with a specialist.
Almost a month to the day I was diagnosed I went to endocrinologist and found out I was actually type 1. I was heartbroken all over again. But at the same time it was a godsend. They put me on insulin Immediately and now 5 months later I actually weigh 108. (trust me, it is a good weight for me). Thanks to insulin I can now eat whatever I want. I know I should still watch my diet, but you know what, You only live once and with my dr.'s help I have been able to get back to a completely normal eating life. Yes, I would love not to have to take shots, but because of them I can still go out and enjoy life and the foods I love. (I have cut out the sweets for the most part..lol)
Honestly I prefer the shots to the pills. I am too young and thin to have to watch my diet. It was doing me more damage taking metforim and trying to watch my what I ate than taking shots and eating what I want.
Shots literally saved my life in more ways than one. I did the eating well and low carbs for one month and it broke me in more ways than one. I cannot stay away from the foods I love that long, I am not that disciplined and I respect anyone who is. But remember I can't afford to stay away from my favorite foods either.. I am naturally thin and without those foods will whither away to nothing.
So thanks to insulin (even though I am still sad I need it) I can live the way I want. I can still go to restaurants, clubs, and have dessert on occassion. I am sad about it but very thankful I don't have to totally give up the way I am used to living.
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