Yes, it is wonderful to have a doctor that you really like, and does right by you! I love my doctor too! He's awesome!
Even though my dietitian gave me a 45g carb per meal plan (even though I'm on insulin), I rarely even eat that many carbs! I usually eat about 30g or so, per meal. Maybe old habits die hard? LOL But, I do indulge every so often! IF I want those cookies, or a slice of cake or pie, I know that I can take insulin to cover that. And, if I don't get the dose quite right (happens! LOL) I know that I can take more insulin to correct the high!
Even before I went to this doc (I'd been previously a year without a doc and this was before I was on insulin) I'd researched myself, and learned of the carb intake that a female T2 should have, which was about 45g, but still rarely ate that much, and I had huge issues with my BG if I were to eat that many carbs at a meal! As my Diabetes got worse (if that's how you'd put it! LOL) I was limiting those carbs more and more, with out much success of keeping my BG in range. Boy was that frustrating!
Then I finally went to this awesome doc (both my sisters see him too, which is how I found him. One has Graves Disease [thyroid disease], and the other has T2 Diabetes) we discussed what I was dealing with, and he put me on insulin. It's been awesome! Best thing ever to happen with my Diabetes! I wish I'd been started out on insulin! As time has gone on, my insulin requirements have increased some, and from what I've been told, will continue to do so.
I wish I could get the GAD and C-Peptide tests done! I also believe that I might be MODY or LADA. With SO much Diabetes in my family, on my Dad's side, there has to be something hereditary about it all!! BIG family, LOTS of Diabetics! Just TOO coincidental, in my opinion! But, since I've no insurance, I cannot afford the tests. I know my treatment would not change any, but, I would just like to know, and to make sure I've been properly diagnosed. Not diagnosed as T2 most probably based mostly on my weight issues! (That's frustrating, for sure!)
Good luck, and enjoy your food freedom! LOL