Thanks all for replying to my comment below. I saw an endo this week who diagnosed me as type 1.5. I hate to say that is good news, but it almost seems as if it is good news--it is more understandable at least. Hopefully, I can keep my remaining few Beta cells for a while!
Hello. I'm new to this forum and diabetes. I seem to be an oddity and have puzzled my family doctor. I'm fairly young (34), not overweight (5'5'', 135), relatively active, and eat (well, ate) a balanced diet. Also, I have no family hx of diabetes. I was diagnosed with type 2 after presenting with elevated fasting blood sugar levels and failing the glucose tolerance test. C-peptide seemed normal.
I'm looking for others like me. My diabetes appears to have had a rapid onset with rapid progression. Seems like I must eat really low carb in order to have levels close to normal (maybe 6 to 10 grams per meal). I rarely have hypo episodes. I exercise throughout the week, which often raises my blood sugar. I've been trying to cut back in intensity, which helps maintain my level.
I guess I'm concerned about my long-term prognosis, especially given my age. I'd love to hear from others who were diagnosed under similar circumstances. Thanks much!