I was told I was type 2 back in December 2003 after doing a GTT at one of the hospitals down town (woman's college) they people there kept me in longer then was normal because after it my levels hit the roof that their meter couldn't read it for a bit apparently. Needless to say I was told at my next doc visit that I had an appointment with my mom's endro and he the next day said I was a type 2 diabetic. I was put on Metformin and sent on my marry way.
Fast forwards to May 2008 and I end up in hospital and have a hysterectomy while in hospital my numbers hit the roof and well the met does nothing so they start me on insulin, which when I am discharged my endro keeps me on and its been the same ever since - it was flung into menopause after the OP and put on Lantus at the same time. The day before I got married a year later I was put on meal time insulin (humalog), and the dosage of both of them has been going up with each visit - yet with the increase my numbers have been getting better.
However, last visit almost 4 months ago (got 2 weeks till I see him again) the student who he allowed to see me said I was not type 2 but type 1 ... he disagreed and said type 2. Now I do believe him that I am type 2 yet I do not understand why she would after going over my info say that I can't be type 2 that I have to be type 1 ... it doesn't make any sense to me.
Type 1s need insulin to live from what I understand without it issues happen, and for type 2 well one isn't insulin dependent. I don't know I'm a little confused because of late I've been having more issues with going low that I've never had in my life. I can go for a walk and before going for the walk test normal mmol 7 yet 30 min later I'm hitting mmol 3 and I've not taken any insulin before going for the walk. The other day I was working at my comp trying to revamp my portfolio and well it was about two hours after I'd eaten dinner and I tested and I was alright, was sitting at mmol 8 which is within target.
An hour later my dog starts going crazy, wont leave me alone at all. So I get up thinking he needs to go out potty. I get up and well a dizzy spell hits which is strange but I think I just got up from the chair to fast, it happens. But by time I get up to the top of the stairs I'm sweating like crazy and my tummy is screaming at me (what I call hunger pangs), I think it a little strange because after having 50 grams of carbs I'm normally good for food for a good 4 to 5 hours expcally if I am at my comp working, I took my normal dose of 10 units of humalog.
Well upon testing I get the shock of my life, my number was blasted low for me it was reading mmol 2.2 i think it can't be right do gram my mom's machine and get a Low error, so grab my backup meter from my pack and its showing me at mmol 2.3 - so all three meters are showing me as blasted low.
I know its possible to go from being a type 2 to type 1 that it can happen, but since I'm not use to the insulin I'm not sure if what is going on is normal or not as they body gets use to it or not, I've also put on 10 pounds in the past year that I've been on it which isn't helping matters when i was on a good loss streak before I was put on insulin to start with. Anyhow, I do plan on asking my endro about all this when I see him next - but after yesterdays drop I'm wondering if any one here might have an idea of what might be going on or had similar experiences or what have you. If I have to I can get into see him sooner then my appointment is but since its like 10 days away ::shrugs::.
As I said its my first major low - I've had 3.1 to 5.1 often enough in the past couple of months mostly after going for a 30 min walk, but a few of them have been upon waking or before going to bed. As in I've had enough of them that part of me thinks it has to be normal, but another part of me is worried that something else is going on that he's not caught or something.
Comments, Ideas, suggestions?