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i was misdiagnosed on 24th April 2015 with type 2, put on metformin and left to it. within 10 days got really poorly, ketones of 2.1 and sugars were 33.2. I was this time admitted to hospital. I have been on set doses of novorapid and levemir ever since as i am still in what they call a honeymoon period where my pancreas is producing bits of insulin as and when it pleases but not enough to keep me at a good level........ I have really struggled and rebelled against this condition as im sure many others have too. I used it to my advantage to lose weight but in the long run was trying to play god with my own life. I am so lucky I havent died as I would go days without insulin and felt really poorly. Since moving a few weeks ago and joining a gym with my partner, it has finally given me the wake up I need. When i eat right and take my insulin correctly, I feel so much better. I have more energy and although i still hate having diabetes, i have finally accepted the fact i cannot change this but i can change the way i let it affect me. I have recently changed GP as i moved like 2hrs away and it turns out i am actually type 1.5, or LADA as it is known. My honeymoon period has, up until now lasted 2 years 2 months now and i really am hoping it ends soon as i need a better control of this. My levels are mainly in single figures rather than riding high in the late teens early 20's but not knowing my unit ratio to bm number due to my stupid pancreas, i tend to get a lot of hypo's which scare the fook out of me. My question however is this, i was so totally against the pump from the start but have heard good things about it. Would anyone recommend a pump and if so, does anyone suffer many hypos while on it please?x
Anyone from North Wales want to meet up in public for a coffee and chat about T1 as i know little about it.