Hi Denise, wow I am sorry to hear about your troubles. C-Peptide can only clarify your body’s own insulin production. Yours is higher than “normal” (if fasting) of 0.78–1.89 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL).
Things that can make C-peptide higher then normal: Taking medicines, such as sulfonylurea medicines for type 2 diabetes, corticosteroids, diuretics, or birth control pills, use of alcohol, or kidney failure. You can also be insulin resistant. Your doctor should be able to explain why he did the C-peptide test and what your results mean to you.
You can still make insulin if you are a Type 1, though usually a lot less that you are making. You can also be insulin resistant, which typically describes a Type 2 diabetic… it’s possible to have both.
Honeymoon is usually a description of a Type 1 still making insulin, which can last for months. Taking insulin doesn’t make you a T1, a lot of T2’s take insulin to help offset their body’s resistance.
So sorry to hear about your confusion, I hope you and your endo can work together to get through this tough spot. The fact is that an exact diagnosis of T1, T2 or both, is tricky. The goal, however is the same: diet, exercise, and control of your blood sugar which sometimes includes meds that help lower your resistance, sometimes insulin, sometimes both. Whether you are taking oral or injections – getting the right amount of meds to balance your diet and exercise it the hardest part of diabetes.
hang in there =)