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Wrongly Diagnosed?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by JennieS, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. JennieS

    JennieS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The earliest i can get in to see the diabetic doctor at my GP is on the 21st
     
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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Then you need to take yourself to A&E. A level that high needs addressing urgently. DKA is life threatening.
     
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  3. JennieS

    JennieS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think i'm gonna have to ring my GP again and see if i can get in asap because i'm feeling worse than i ever have
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Sudden severe weight loss is a huge indicator for type 1/ LADA. I lost 22#s in a very short time. Weighed 94 at DX. Skin and bones. Gross!!
    The GAD determines antibodies and the cpeptide determines your own insulin output. If your cpeptide is normal ( sounds like it's still functioning ) then you can probably get away with a little help from met for awhile. Things may change in time or they may not.
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Brilliant!! To mention loads of docs are reluctant to do those tests. No clue why but be prepared to stand firm and insist
     
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  6. JennieS

    JennieS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If not then i will have to wait until the 21st as that is the soonest they can see me
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Then you need urgent attention and a ketone test. Go to A and E or your doctor and explain that your sugar is very high, that you think you might be Type 1 and that you're feeling rough.
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Bingo!!!
    IMO the 21st is too far away. Trust me, I've been there done that
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    No, do not wait until then! As a comparison, I have Type 1 and when I was diagnosed after an emergency doctor call out, my blood sugar was 25,

    You need to be seen now.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @cireland GAD (antibodies) mean you're Type 1. If you're an adult, it can come on slowly and some people can even avoid insulin for a while, but they're still Type 1.

    Have you seen a consultant? If not, push to see one as Type 1 needs specialist input.
     
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    JennieS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No i've never seen a consultant, when i was diagnosed in the hospital, i never saw anyone from the diabetic team as they sent me home at 2am on a Friday night/morning and i only saw the nurse at my GP's on the Monday after i called that morning saying i've been told i need to see the diabetic nurse that day only for the receptionist to have a go at me asking me if i think i am special as you can't get an appointment the same day with the nurse it took me 2 hours for them to agree to see me that day
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @JenLou Forget that for now. If your blood sugar is 26 and your medication isn't helping, you need to see a doctor as soon as you can.
     
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    JennieS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm waiting for my GP to call me back but i'm not hopeful about it happening today
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Then go to A&E or an emergency centre, and if I were you, I would go today. Your health is at stake.
     
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    cireland LADA · Active Member

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    @azure No they told me on the phone this morning but I am booked in for the 21st so will see them then. I'm hoping that my pills will keep me going for while am just going to do blood test more often between now and the appointment as I was just doing it a couple of times a week, interestingly my blood was 5.0 pre dinner and 6.2 2 hours after so long may it continue! As I just can't fathom having to inject myself and have to work out dosage levels and hypos etc. Need to process it all....
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Don't be afraid of insulin @cireland It's not half as scary as people imagine (and that's speaking as someone with a needle phobia). It can also preserve any beta cells for longer.

    Lots of testing is a good idea, along with recording what you eat, as that will provide useful information for your appointment.

    Do let us know how your appointment goes :) If you're looking for a book about Type 1, Think Like A Pancreas is a fantastic one :)
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Any update @JenLou ? Do let us know how you are.
     
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    JennieS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My GP never called me back to will have to try again tomorrow
     
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    JennieS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll be fine with Insulin as i already have to inject
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    What's your blood sugar now @JenLou ?
     
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