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Still no diagnosis but still a success!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by SB.25, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. SB.25

    SB.25 Other · Well-Known Member

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    So, as many of you will have read I still have no diagnosis of my type of diabetes. I am GAD antibody negative, MODY negative and have a low c peptide. I’m young, slim and lost a lot of weight on diagnosis. I also go extremely high when eating carbs with no insulin.

    Therefore, with this background, I am treated as T1 and on a basal/bolus regime along with taking metformin as an insulin sensitiser.

    It’s frustrating not having a diagnosis but today I got my new hba1c and it’s now 51!

    Given that on diagnosis on 1 November 2018 it was 103, I was very very happy!

    This means I have halved my hba1c in 8 months - all whilst doing my LPC (solicitors) exams.

    I’m definitely still in the diabetic range, but I would like to consider this is a good achievement and only strives time to get under the 48 next time!

    It doesn’t necessarily matter about the type of diabetes - it’s all about the treatment and so if that means insulin, well so be it :).
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well done! The uncertainty hasn’T helped you. So happy to hear of your progress.
     
  3. SB.25

    SB.25 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    No exams are definitely stressful and I did have very high levels before going into them! For example on most exams I would go into them at 17/18 - doh!!!

    I know most people say onwards and upwards, but here it’s a case of onwards and downs wards !
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Wow! What a winner, well done to you.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi @SB.25

    so many hurdles you've had to overcome and still going strong.

    great result, given where you were, and all the uncertainty.

    Inspirational stuff..:)
     
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  6. Rachox

    Rachox Other · Type 2 - well controlled. Moderator.
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    Very well done!
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    How frustrating not having a diagnosis. You triumphed through adversity. Halving your hba1c! Well done. Hope your exams went well too.
     
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  8. SB.25

    SB.25 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! It would be nice to have a diagnosis, but as it isn’t forthcoming what can I do?

    3 weeks until the results so let’s hope they come back good!
     
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