Hi, Brian - I have been absent for a couple of years from this forum and the ADA site and posted as Gracie. My real name is Anni and without the support of these groups I would have been sunk - I was definitely an "outlier" - I'm a DNA test-confirmed MODY-3 (defect on the HNF1a). And my story is really quite identical to a poster on one of the threads either on T1 or T2 or "Could it be MODY?" Right down to the I:C ratio and insulin sensitivity factor!!!
My gene expressed at a ripe age (58) - but this is typical in my fam - and stress was definitely a factor. Both emotional (my son had been in rehab for alcoholism 3/09-11/09; I had a thyroid cancer scare during the holidays; surgery to remove suspicious module which was benign 1/10, should have solved all - but I did not respond to Thyroid Hormone Replacement therapy and became severely hypothyroid over 9 months. Finally fixed 10/10. 12/1 dx'd Diabetic.
Actually, I'm coming back on here because my body is extremely sensitive and I have always suffered from sudden pops in BG of even 35 points. I really work to control my glucose. While I do allow myself treats - I am much better off if I limit heavy carb and carb+ fat meals.
If I have a miss on the high end - the sickness plus, because I AM so sensitive to insulin, compensating can end up ruining my day.
My family and others simply have no understanding of the kind of impact this has on my life. The nausea, the headache - and even joint aches I get from reaching a BG of 155 due to misunderestatimating carbs or the impact of carbs+fat.
Yet, with a sensitivity factor of 100, my pump is set so I cannot even give myself more that 2.5 carbs at once.
I feel like I thread a needle every day. For example, if I gave myself a full unit before a meal and food did it come, I'd crash. Just one unit.
So . . . Anyway, I'm sorry for talking your ear off - the real reason I'm writing is that with the new format, I could not find the MIDYgroup. I did see your link, but it won't let me in. Can you help me figure this out please,