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Type 1 So confused!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Sunshine1000, Nov 11, 2017 at 12:57 PM.

  1. Sunshine1000

    Sunshine1000 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, I am 54 and was diagnosed with type 1 four weeks ago . I am metformin twice a day. I feel that I am coping ok with testing and eating accordingly and have reduced my sugars and carbs. But sometimes I think I have eaten well but my levels are high and then don’t know what I should have done. I am so tired and getting really hungry even though I have had a meal. I have even woken in the night due to hunger!
    Can anyone point me towards a good choice for snacking when I’m soo hungry? Is tiredness normal and should I give into it!
    Thanks for reading this ramble!
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    Hi and welcome,

    You say you are T1 but only on Metformin. Is this correct? Can you give us a little information about your diagnosis - which tests you had and what the results were? What sort of symptoms did you have prior to diagnosis? Were you losing or gaining weight without trying?
     
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  3. Sunshine1000

    Sunshine1000 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Yes just metformin. I had a urine test that had high glucose and blood levels. There was no weight change just sudden (over two weeks) onset of fatigue, nausea, shakiness and headaches. I have had an antibody blood test to confirm t1, get the results on Monday.
     
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    Sunshine1000 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I felt quite a lot better the first week of taking the Metformin but am now going downhill a bit.
     
  5. Daibell

    Daibell Type 1.5 · Expert

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    Hi. If you really are T1 then you probably need to go onto insulin shortly although there can be a honeymoon period when a low-carb diet may hold your BS at bay but with T1 that will not last. Did the GP also do a c-peptide test to check your insulin levels?
     
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  6. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yes, tiredness is common in untreated diabetes, without insulin your body cannot use the energy in the food you are consuming so you easily get fatigued. Before diagnosis I could easily sleep 12hrs a day and still feel tired. For me, taking insulin was like somebody throwing a switch.

    Good luck, you know where to find us.
     
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