Hello, I was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 2 Sundays ago and I feel it is wrong. Looking at my level of insulin required and my body's natural BG readings, I believe I have Type 2. Now, I don't know how the Hospital came up with Type 1 but I believe it was because I was in DKA and their EQ couldn't even get a reading on my BG when I was admitted. Is this the reason they believe I am Type 1?, I have cheap Health Insurance and they probably didn't perform any of the expensive tests.
The doc prescribed Novolog 70/30 for an injection of 150Units in the AM and 100Units in the PM. I've read around the internet and these units I was prescribed are really high and it seems I am just extremely insulin resistant. I had to drop from 150U to 100U in the morning because even after eating 80G of Carbs I would go into Hypoglycemia in 2 hours.
On Saturday I did a little testing and I would seem my body still produces little amounts of insulin, is there any way to tell if I am in my "honeymoon" phase?
After 24hrs without Insulin and randomly eating some Carbs so I wouldn't go into Ketosis, I tested my BG at 9:17AM with a reading of 114 and then a reading at 9:45AM with a reading of 113, so I could see that my BG wasn't bouncing.
At 9:50 I injested 20grams of carbs.
At 10:30 BG: 151
At 11:12 BG: 150
At 11:43 BG: 164
at 11:55 BG: 142
During that time I was just sitting so no exercise and what not would mess with the testing.
As you can see I do have diabetes of some form, but would this be the case if I were Type 1?
I had some sort of infection(looked to be a yeast infection, had white/yellow buildup under my foreskin for the duration and a swollen penis) about a month ago that didn't go away completely until my Diabetes was treated but it seemed my Doctors didn't care enough to take that into consideration, could my DKA have been caused by the infection?
Just so many questions, I was hospitalized a week before school started and I was released the Friday prior to the first day of school, So I am trying really hard to understand what is going on and do things along-side trying to balance school and my new insulin regimen. Any answers will be appreciated, my primary care doctor referred me back to the doctor that supposedly diagnosed me so I am currently looking into another Endocrinologist for a second opinion. For now though, it would be nice to see what you guys have to say!
I've lived a lifestyle of the typical obese Type 2: 284Lbs, 5'10''