I have an endo appt in two weeks, and since I've been struggling so much lately, I have some questions that I want to post here before seeing him.
1. Does anyone have issues with cooked carbs only? Meaning, I can have an apple or two in a row (or a mango or two in a row) with no problems, but the minute I eat two apple's worth of apple crisp (minus the crisp, just apple baked with splenda brown sugar), I spike.
2. When my endo put me on Januvia last March, I began experiencing a racing heart for about 20 minutes after I ate. I ignored it, figuring it was some weird side effect, and it went away when I stopped taking it...until a month or two later when I started getting highs again. This has been going on and off since about June or July, and it's getting annoying. I DO have a high c-peptide and, though my heart races with or without highs, it's always worse if I'm going to be high. Has anyone had this?
3. Is it "normal" for him to basically have asked me to give up carbs completely? At this point, it seems the only carbs I can eat are fruit and dairy. I know that some people with T2 eat less than 30 carbs a day, but at most, I'm pre-diabetic (latest A1c 5.1). Does this make sense?
4. Has anyone here come up negative for antibodies at first and had them appear later? I was tested for antibodies nearly two years ago (anti-GAD and anti-Islets, nothing else). He'll probably test me for them again if I ask, but is it even worth it? I'm young, active, barely overweight, yet I was 200 an hour and a half after eating about 40 carbs worth of those aforementioned baked apples today. The things that make me wonder the most are that I'm SO extremely sensitive to steroids, even inhaled steroids that aren't supposed to be absorbed past the lungs, and that the highs got SO much worse about a month after stopping the Januvia.
Thanks in advance for your answers! I'm sorry to be bothersome but I've been nearly 4 months with very few carbs and I've been waiting for this appt since I realized how hard this would be (and how it wasn't working as well as we'd hoped) in December.