So I met my new dr. the other day.. it went..ok He's convinced I'm a T2 just because I had gestational diabetes...but i'm still not convinced..the good news..he listened to me and said he would get me a referral to see an endo. so maybe i'll get to the bottom of this..bad thing about the endo is it's an hour away..so not sure how many times i'll have to see the endo...evey couple months? Not sure.. Anyway, for the moment I like the dr. :)

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Comment by KML on June 26, 2012 at 3:29pm

You should see your endo every 3 months.

Comment by Scott Wilkins on June 26, 2012 at 3:36pm

Yep, 3 months. That's how often I see mine. He's just a mile away though, but I'd think a hour drive would be worth it. My Endo has some patients that live 100 miles away and see him every 3 months too.

Something to keep in mind, Type 1 or Type 2, the care of these two really are not that different. Use of insulin tends to be the biggest difference, but even that is less so more and more with better research showing the benefits.

Comment by Shayla on June 26, 2012 at 5:02pm

I don't know why I'm so hung up on what type I am...I guess I'm just one of those people that need to know exactly whats wrong with me...*sigh*

Comment by Super_sally on June 26, 2012 at 6:54pm

Hi Shayla,
I also know how you feel becuase I'm in the same boat as far as knowing what I am.
I am personally convinced I am adult onset type 1 (they kept calling it GD during my pregnancies, but it wasn't as it occured in the first weeks of my first pregnancy), but all the drs seem to think Type 2 (without testing, of course).

Bottom line is are they treating appropriately?

For me I'm using insulin anyway. My ex-endo was ok with that becuase I was pregnant and also while breastfeeding (which I'm still doing). My new PCP believes in early and agressive treatment with insulin, so he's not going to change the regime.

So what type I am doesn't really matter for now. Though... I would still like to KNOW.

Comment by Shayla on June 26, 2012 at 8:09pm
Thanks super sally...I feel alittle less alone now :)

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