My Diabetes experience is:
I was diagnosed as type 1, at 36 years old (3 years ago). I was a keen runner,doing 10 miles 3 times a week & felt fit as a fiddle (ex-military). There is no history of diabetes on either side of my family.
My GP missed the diabetes completely & i kept getting thrush & terrible fatigue but the GP Kept saying "You 36 & fit...stop being paranoid...here's some cream for the thrush & stop doing so much running!"
Over a few weeks I started feeling worse & worse, but put it down to running fatigue. Eventually I finally realised someting was wrong, when on a run, I was passed by an elderly gentleman, walking his dog...who was also very elderly
I finally self diagnosed by doing a free Sugar/Cholesterol test at my local pharmacy...my Blood Sugar was 31..happy days.The pharmacist nearly fell over with shock, as did I. So off I went to the GP's with results in hand & head spinning. Once the GP finished his large serving of humble pie he informed me that they normally hospitalize people with my level of blood sugar, but as I was still standing they wouldn't bother!
I have been left with some nasty side effect of the high blood sugars (Tinnitus, visual problems, lethargy, dizziness & bowel issues (less said, the better
All that said, I take my control very seriously & my last 3 Hb1ac have been 5.9, 6.3 & 6.3 so I'm going in the right direction. I also appreciate life much more & spent much more time with my family & less time running.
One final thing before you all fall asleep, can anyone shed some light on the following:
I keep having lots of Hypo's, even after 3 years. I take the following injections:
Morning: 6 units of Novarapid
Lunch: No Insulin
Tea: 6 Units of Novarapid
Night time: 7 Units of Lantus
My Specialist tested my bloods, which were all fine. My C-Peptide, which came back as 600 & apparently normal
We have tried different oral med's, Metformin, then Tributamol, but I then produce ketones after a couple of days & then end up back on the insulin & the hypo's start again.
Any help would be really appreciated.