Hi there. I just joined the group and wanted to introduce myself. I was diagnosed with diabetes in November of 2015. My initial diagnosis was as a type 1 due to a low C-peptide test. My antibodies were negative however. When I went into the ER my blood sugar was at 480, I was in DKA, severely dehydrated, had pancreatitis, and my triglycerides were so high my blood was white. ( I have a picture if you want to see ) I fell into a coma for 3 days shortly after being taken back. I was a bit in and out, but mostly out. The hospital I was seen at could only tell me my triglycerides were “greater than 5000” because that’s as high as there charts went. I recently had another bout of pancreatitis but went to another hospital and was at 6700, blood was still red. After I was released from the hospital a started seeing an endocrinologist. At first they were super supportive and helpful. Any question or concern I had was immediately addressed and I was told I was doing great at keeping my BG down and losing weight. Not quite a year later and the doc suggests I might be a type 2 instead of type 1. So I decided to see. I stopped using insulin for a bit and kept recording my numbers and intake. The change was immediate. I couldn’t get my fasting BG below 150, I would have huge spikes after meals, my energy level was crap at best and I was just generally not feeling well. So at my next appointment I told the doctor what I did and showed her my info. Her response was, “if you’re not going to be using your insulin then we don’t need to have you down as type 1″. I tried to explain to her that the only reason I did what I did was because of her comment at the last appointment. She wouldn’t listen and instead of putting the conversation we had in the her notes she wrote down the ” the patient is no longer compliant using insulin.” Wrote me a script for 2000mg of Metformin and sent me on my way. The next appointment was my last with her. I tried to get her to refill my insulin but “you’re type 2, so you don’t need insulin” and in not so few words told me all I needed was to lose weight and exercise more. I am yet to have another C peptide test since then so I don’t know for sure where I am at in that regard. I know that I’m not completely incapable of making my own insulin, just not very good at it. I don’t deny my type 2 symptoms either. My weight gain is the most obvious one. My thoughts about it based on what I have learned is that I am very insulin resistant and my body can’t produce enough insulin to control my BG even with a healthy diet. So jump ahead to earlier this year. I decide to try another doctor. She seems receptive to my concerns and agrees that I need insulin. Great, finally someone who doesn’t see that I am obese and judge me for it. The caveat to this, she wouldn’t write me a script. She would only hand out a couple sample pens. Because of this I could use insulin for a week or 2 then be out until my next appointment. My numbers would improve, then go right back up. So she decides to write a couple of scripts for insulin. I think Trajeo was one and I can’t remember the other. My insurance refused to cover it. Another month goes by and I still have no insulin. So I sent her a message on the hospital patient portal. I told her I have been out of insulin for quite a while and can’t get my numbers back down. My next appointment was a few weeks off also. So she finally decided to write me scripts for Lantus and Novolog after telling her multiple time that my insurance covers those. I filled them and was using them like I was supposed to but then I stopped. I don’t know why, well not exactly why. I also have Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. To keep to the point of the group I’ll just say that I gave up. I don’t have any support at home or otherwise and my wife refuses to try to keep sweets out of the house. I went to a “support group” a few hours ago and all it was was a sales pitch for a CGM. So I am here to try to find people who can support me and keep me on track. Thoughts and prayers aren’t what I need, I need help. I live in the Des Moines area, please let me know if there are any real groups in the area if you happen to know.
My successful Diabetes Treatment Story
My doctor diagnosed me with diabetes just over a year ago, at the time I was prescribed Metformin. I went to the some diabetes related websites and learned about the diet they suggested. I started the diet right away and I was very loyal to it. However, after weeks of being on the diet it never helped, my blood sugar didn’t drop like I wanted it to. My personal physician wasn’t much help either, he didn’t really seem to give me any other options besides my prescription and the usual course of insulin. I was about to give up and then I discovered a great treatment method. The guide was authored by one of the leading professionals in the world of diabetes research, Dr. Max Sidorov. This is a guide that that shows you, in a very simple way, how to conquer the disease without traditional methods. I have to say that since I’ve found the guide and followed it, I’ve not only improved my health but I’ve also lost weight and improved other aspects as well. My activities have increased and I have a ton of energy! It is my goal to share the this diabetes treatment method as much as possible to show people there’s more to the disease than traditional schools of thought and you can find your own path to healing with natural methods.