I was dx type 2 this past September (BG 330, A1c 8.4) at age 41 by PCP and re-dx as type 1 in January (GAD level 500) by Endo . I've been taking Januvia and Metformin since then. It seems to be working fairly well (last A1c 6.2) as long as I keep my carb intake moderate/low. I'm worried though, because I've read that it may be causing stress to my pancreas and therefore burning it out faster. Anyone else taking only oral meds? How do you feel about it?
For Clarification; My endo wanted to start me on insulin right away but I was so caught off guard and confused over the diagnosis that I got nervous and refused insulin. He suggested it again at my last appointment and I stated my case - that the oral meds seem to be working and I just wanted to keep up with them for now. He agreed again with the understanding that I be very strict in monitoring my bg. After reading up and researching I'm beginning to think I should have listened to my Endo right from the beginning. My next appointment is in a few weeks and I want to be prepared to state my case for continuing oral meds or prepare myself to begin insulin.
Currently my fasting bg averages about 145 and my post meal averages 180 (with occasional spikes to the high 200's if I eat too much of something I shouldn't (crackers..). I eat moderate amounts of carbs (a 15 carb snack, 30 carb meals).
I'm so confused and worried.
Thanks for any advice.