This past April I went to visit a GP for a routine physical, and this is where the drama started.
My thyroid hormone was high, and so was my blood glucose. I went for radio-iodine imaging and was sent to an endocrinologist who told me I have Grave's disease and started me on meds for that.
As my thyroid came under control, my blood glucose remained high, so the endo had more tests taken and about a month ago I was told that I have type 1 diabetes.
I'm still in the Grace period, and now monitoring my blood glucose twice daily (morning fasting, and another random time in the evening). My levels typically vary between 100 and 160 for the fasting read, depending on what I was eating and when the night before (still looking for correlations).
I've basically been left with the instructions that if I have 2 or more fasting reads in a row of 180 or above, I should take 3 units of Levemir and call the endo. I've also been given a very rough guide as to what DKA will present as and told to go to the ER if that happens.
So now I'm just waiting... and waiting... and trying to cut down on my carbs, and learn what effects my FBG... and waiting... It's not been along time, and I know the average Grace period is 3 to 9 months (I'm at 5 months since the first high number at my physical), but really I don't know how long I have.
Mostly I want to know what I should do in the meantime, and if anyone else has been diagnosed like this and how it panned out for them. Anyone have anything to share?