I was diagnose at 14 years of age, when I was a freshman in High School. It was certainly NOT your typical diabetes story, that's for sure.
In about October of my freshman year I started to have some really weird things happen to me. I would shake really badly. I started forgetting things. My mom takes care of a lady who has type 1 and she must have said something and she said to my mom that it could be diabetes. My mom borrowed an extra meter from work and checked my after dinner. I was 264, then 285. The next morning I was 119. We went to the doctors, told him we thought I had diabetes, he told me that he doubted it. My mom pushed anyway. He took blood. Called the next week. Sent me for more blood work. They called me on a Tuesday night and said that I had an appointment with my endo the next morning at 8:15. That was december 14, 2005. the day I saw my endo. I started prandin in the beginning of January 2006. They couldn't tell me what type I had. In september of 2006 they told me that I might not have diabetes. In June of 2007 they told me I had MODY. In February 2008 I went on Lantus. I was on 3 units., then 1.5 units. In June I went up to 25 units. In the last couple of week I went on Humalog and I now take between 4-7 shots a day. I take 18 units of Lantus. I was just tested recently for MODY, but don't have the results yet. I should get them soon, I guess. SO, that is my story with diabetes.

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Comment by Kristin on August 29, 2008 at 1:53pm
It must be hard to deal with MODY as SO few people are aware of it! We have other members that deal with this. I hope that you are able to connect with some of them. Jenny had great resources on MODY. Check out her website at www.bloodsugar101.com.
Comment by Mylissa on September 1, 2008 at 7:56pm
I would love to hear more on MODY - I never have until now. This is something I fear for my daughter - since I'm type 1 I am a little paranoid about her. I have tested her and her bs have been slightly elevated after meals - i discussed with her pediatrician - did a fasting bs & it was 108-dr told me not to worry. Please share more info - good luck to you!


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