I was diagnosed with T1 right before Easter of this year. I had a physical and told my doc that I wanted my sugar tested because it runs in both sides of my family and my dad's T2 has been giving him problems. In January of this year, I was taken down by the flu and kept getting the same flu like symptoms every two weeks. I was concerned as to why I wasn't getting over the fatigue caused by the flu. The day after my physical, the doc called and said your sugar came back over 400. I will be calling the ER to let them know you are on your way. At this point, I did notice I was peeing almost 3-4x an hour. When I got to the ER they immediately started taking blood and did a urine test. I was told right away that I had ketones in my urine. On top of everything happening so quickly, I had DKA on top of it. Last year, I started my weight loss journey and had already lost 47 pounds before all of this started. I noticed I was also starting drop more weight really fast and I thought it was just from never seeming to get over the flu. I was beside myself in the hospital. The hospital declared I was a T1 but I don't have a C-Peptide scheduled until July, as my endocrinologist said I needed one. I have been put on Metformin, Novolog before meals and Tresiba at night. I don't have the tired run down feeling I had suffered from anymore. However, the first 3 weeks of being diagnosed my vision went wacky. Everything went blurry and I couldn't even see when my glasses were on. I scheduled my eye exam and my doc is also diabetic so she had a good grasp on the situation. She said that my eyes had to readjust from my sugar being so high. I was told it would take 3-6 months for my vision to fill be restored. I couldn't see my phone, tv, computer. I was so angry because I couldn't see even to drive. My vision has come back and I can see again but I tell everyone never take your vision for granted. I felt doomed and defeated. I started my diabetes education classes and I was not only the youngest but the only type 1. I learned so much and I have a string support system. The more reading I have done the more I believe I am a T1. My diabetic team was very surprised that the C-Peptide test wasn't done while in the hospital. I changed my lifestyle over night and haven't looked back. I have lots of living to do and prevention is key, as I know I am in control. My CDE made the analogy that we are in charge of driving the car and my diabetic team and my other support systems are in the car with me to guide me in the right direction. I'm definitely more observant of commercials consisting of the foods I really shouldn't have and when I am out I tend to observe how others eat too. They did lower my novalog to 3 units at breakfast because I tend to go low between breakfast and lunch. My CDE seems to think I will get off of mealtime insulin in time but I don't know if that is possible with being a T1. This same person doesn't believe I am truly T1 because I am on Metformin. I am making the changes and my numbers are good, so for now I am happy with that. It's the little victories!