A little background....I was diagnosed with Diabetes in March of this year. I figured it would be my fate because my mom had Type 1, grandmother Type 2 and I had gestational diabetes during my last three pregnancies. My first three pregnancies I did not have gestational. I controlled pregnancy 4 and 5 with diet and ended up having to use insulin with my 6th. After I had my last child 2 and a half years ago I decided to start losing weight because I knew that I would be in for some health problems down the road if I did not. I started working out and became a Vegan for about a year and continued to watch what I ate. I have lost a total of 115 lbs and need to lose 20 more to be at my ideal weight. I was very upset to find out that I had diabetes because of all of the work that I had done. I thought that maybe it would have changed things for me. I know to that you do not have to be overweight to have diabetes, but I was hoping by my losing weight it sould help my situation. I am currently taking Metformin. It has been a great drug for me.
I guess my questions are: When I test my blood sugers( I test fasting and after each meal and I always keep my numbers between 90-120) Sometimes the numbers are higher at 1 hour after my meal and at others it is higher at 2 hours after a meal (most of the time it is highest at the 2 hour mark) so are my beta cells completely shot. Is my body still making insulin? I am really confused and am trying to figure out what is the cause for my diabetes. I am reading Jenny Ruhl's book and Dr. Bernstien's book and I guess I have confused myself more since I am trying to retain all of this info at once. I pray that a cure comes quickly for this chronic disease (within the next 5 years) and I would really appreciate any input. Thanks.