I wish that I could change the minds of my medical team. Sounds silly really because they're the ones who should know all the answers or at least have a better idea than I do.
Because I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes initially, even though most of the evidence looks like I'm type 1/LADA, they keep turning me down for a GAD-65 test and C-peptide tests. And they are still treating me with pills and insulin/nph also. I've gone from pills to using insulin in less than three years. I'm told this isn't usual for a type 2.. that it usually happens around five years, if it is LADA, it's usually under five years.
I don't have high cholesterol, I'm not overweight, I'm a bit on the skinny side in size. My triglicerides are good and my blood pressure is excellent. I just don't now and never have fitted the profile of someone with type 2.. So why refuse to look further and check to see if I'm right and test for LADA?
Even the Endo said that he doesn't do a GAD-65 test often because they're unreliable and he only does them if he believes that there is no pancreatic funtion making insulin at all! And my doctor didn't even know what a GAD-65 test was. My diabetes counselor is a bit more open on some things, but I feel that I maybe should be off the pills now, since they seem to do nothing for me and onto lunch and dinner time injections. Dinner time especially as this is when my blood sugar goes the highest. But no, they keep increasing the dose of NPH and telling me to continue with the pills.
Am I the only one who thinks that they should be listening to me.. I would like to find someone who will at least listen to what I'm saying to them in the medical field instead of just looking at my first virdict and not looking at the big picture.. not taking this seriously.. They all seem to be working on the fact that I'm type 2 and checking for nothing else. I feel that it will soon be time to change my whole team and go with someone that will at least investigate what I believe to be true.
They make you feel paranoid.. but just won't do anything about finding out the truth. It just makes me so mad! Lol.. now I'll have to go and de-stress!