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Hang in there Jim, you'll start to feel better once you learn how to take the right amount of insulin with the right foods.
I cannot agree with you more, this sounds exactly what happened in my case. For over 12 months I was being treated as T2 even though my symptoms were classic T1 with a very steong history of T1 in the family. I was not over weigh, infact on the under weight side, metformin did little to stop the large highs in the high 20's, (400's). after 12 months and no improvement i demanded a referal to see a diabetic educator and asked the doctor why he thought i was T2, his reply, 'because that is what most people are'. That weekend i ended up in hospital with Ketoacidosis. once on the insulin i have never felt better in years and my sight has improved 10 fold. so what did i learn, sometimes you need to trust your body and not put sooo much faith in the doctors.
Sadly, this is true. I went through THREE primary care providers before I could even get a GAD Antibody test, a referral to an endocrinologist, AND finally--four days ago--a prescription for insulin.
When I told them that I was constantly losing weight and needed help with food I was told to, "Go to GNC and lift weights." I never wanted to punch someone in the face that badly before.