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Thin Type 2 diabetics


Thin Type 2 diabetics

This is for type 2 diabetics who are thin. We have different diet and medication issues and it would be good to share info, like how to gain weight.

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Latest Activity: Mar 10

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Still a Type Weird!!!

Started by KimKat. Last reply by janlee Mar 10. 4 Replies

I have been MIA for quite a while fellow thins... I finally found a great endo diabetes specialist and she is wondering that I am LADA as many of you have heard before.. Well,she ran all the tests…Continue

Tags: lada, not, 2, type, thin

Open Goal:

Started by Steven Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

May I please introduce myself:I was diagnosed 8 years ago as T2DM.My diabetes is well-controlled with a cocktail of diet, walking and 1000mg metformin daily.Some 25 years ago I had severe eczema, was…Continue

Any thin Type 2s with a normal metabolic profile?

Started by kittywitty. Last reply by kittywitty Mar 31, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm fairly new here and posted this question on the Type 2 forum a couple days ago, but thought I'd throw it out here as well. I'm a 40 yr. old female. My Dr. says I'm "likely…Continue

problems with high blood sugar readings first thing in the morning

Started by foxmeister. Last reply by coomsey9 Oct 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Anyone else have this problem? For the past three weeks, I wake up in the morning, check my blood sugar, and it's 125, 130, yesterday it was 139. I eat breakfast and an hour later it's the usual…Continue

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Comment by KimKat on January 25, 2015 at 2:29pm

I will be getting insulin!!! Starting slow at Lantus 5mg up to 10 mg at night... I can't wait for the CDE to call me.. I feel like I have been waiting forever and I have been feeling like crap for too long..

Comment by KimKat on January 17, 2015 at 3:13pm

thanks Tim! yes, My waking number are bad - no matter what.. I have that dawn phenomenon. I didn't before.. So wow how things can change...

Comment by KimKat on January 17, 2015 at 3:11pm

I asked her about hormonal testing and she didn't she is a point at this time.. I know I can go and have this tested myself... I use progest cream because without it I am a hormonal mess in the morning... I wanted to get tested (while not taking it) and see where my numbers are .. I was curious about the testestrone esp.

Comment by KimKat on January 17, 2015 at 3:09pm

thanks Natalie! I really want to get my c-peptide from the first day because they said I made a ton of insulin than.. I can't remember the number he had told me... But I want to get a copy for this new endo... It will be interesting to see how much it has declined. Just curious could I still be insulin resistant and also still have my beta cells go down?? Meaning if I had tons of insulin at dx but i had A1C of 9.2 and FBG of 209 - could it have been high (prior to meds of course) because I was insulin resistant?

Comment by KimKat on January 17, 2015 at 3:06pm

Hi Linda, she is not against it all she is for it.. Since I still make some and based on my BG number (mostly hovering around 150 range except after I eat)She didn't think it was a good idea to try it and she said it best to try these other options first if they don't work I can go on insulin if I want. I wanted her opinion on what he thought was best with numbers etc she said to try the pills and than non-injectable.. I heard some great things about Victoza. THere were a few other she meniton. Granted I am givinging it a month and if no change she said to call her and we will try something else.. The only problem now is that I went to to pick up my new Januvia 100mg from Walgrees and now my insurance doesn't cover it and the Januvia card I had been using before for the 50 isn't valid for thse because the price change.. I am not paying 200 bucks for pills.. I have to message her now or talk to my insurance about an alternative..

Comment by Todd T. on January 17, 2015 at 3:03pm
I have had troubles with my morning fasting numbers for many years. I tried all kinds of things and last spring my Dr. put me on bedtime NPH insulin. I immediately had better numbers, although I have had to progressively increase the dosage. I tried the Glimepiride route to stimulate my pancreas but did not like the lows. I know eventually I will have to go one insulin full time, but now I am ready. I am not sure why doctors are hesitant to go that route. Good luck, KimKat.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on January 17, 2015 at 2:55pm

Sounds like this whole thing is very frustrating, KimKat! One thing to remember, I think, is that Type 2 is NOT monolithic -- it's not one disease, with one treatment. Different people have different things going on in their bodies, and different hormonal and enzymatic problems. Which is why I call people like you Type Weird. So the final answer is to stop worrying about it, and just accept that you will use whatever treatment works for you. Each person will be different, and because there is no tried and true treatment that works for everyone, you will have to endure some experimentation, but you and your endo will eventually find the right answer. Personally, I would advocate for insulin, because your c-peptide tends low, and therefore you are not insulin resistant, and the side effects of all the other drugs aren't entirely known, but that's something you'll have to work out with your endo. Good luck!!

Comment by Linda G on January 17, 2015 at 7:22am

KimKat....why must your endo wait even longer (dragging her feet)? Why also, is she NOT wanting you on insulin?
As well....I presume your endo checked your thyroid.

Comment by KimKat on January 17, 2015 at 6:18am

I have been MIA for quite a while fellow thins... I finally found a great endo diabetes specialist and she is wondering that I am LADA as many of you have heard before.. Well,she ran all the tests and they are all negative... :( I am sad because I thought I would finally have some answers.. My c-peptide is towards the lower side so my beta cells are dying and I will end up on insulin some day.. But my numbers are not good even if I don't eat... I am getting moved up on my Met to 2000mg and Januvia to 100mg.. if that doesn't work, she wasnts to try some of the new non-insulin injectables.And I am all for that. I hate the big met pills... And I told her that.. I am getting smaller ones for the new dosage... I wish I wasn't so tired all the time... I can feel that my body doesn't convert all my food into energy and this is frustrating because all it does is raise my blood sugar... sigh...

Comment by Linda G on June 8, 2014 at 6:29am

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