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Old 03-18-2013, 15:09   #1
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I'm matthew. Diagnosed may 5th 2012. Doctor isn't sure if its T1 or T2 yet. I am taking metformin and gilclazide right now but my diabetic educator doesnt think the meds are doing their job and thinks my doctor will put me on insulin my next visit (april 1).

I'm a varsity athlete. I worked out and ate well most days, and I get diagnosed with diabetes, yay for genetics.

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I'm matthew. Diagnosed may 5th 2012. Doctor isn't sure if its T1 or T2 yet. I am taking metformin and gilclazide right now but my diabetic educator doesnt think the meds are doing their job and thinks my doctor will put me on insulin my next visit (april 1).

I'm a varsity athlete. I worked out and ate well most days, and I get diagnosed with diabetes, yay for genetics.
I know its crappy. I too feel the same when i see people around me surviving on junk and sweets and having two digit post meal numbers! I cant tahe credit that i ate well before but am trying to make things better now. Hang in there. It gets easier as time passes.

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Hello there and welcome.

If you are type 1, then your gilclazide won't do a lot of good. It stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin and as a type 1, you don't produce it, so....

If you're type 2, then it may be effective but at a price. Would you red line a damaged engine? Pushing your pancreas to do what it's struggling to do could speed up the burn out of your Beta cells. It's a point that is disputed by some doctors but I'm cynical enough to believe it.

Contrary to popular belief using insulin isn't a last resort. At the moment I don't need medication but I do have a supply of basal insulin in the fridge should my numbers start to go silly. Basically, if your doctor feels you could benefit from it, go for it. If you are type one, as identified by an antibody test, you won't really have the option.

A great site to review regardless of type is Blood Sugar 101 Although the site is written mainly aimed at type 2, there's a lot of useful information there and it's well worth an hour or two.

Welcome to the club but sorry you had to join us.

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Welcome aboard Morely,but I think I would find a different doctor.You was Dx May 5th of 2012 and your doctor doesn't know what type you are yet?

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I'm matthew. Diagnosed may 5th 2012. Doctor isn't sure if its T1 or T2 yet. I am taking metformin and gilclazide right now but my diabetic educator doesnt think the meds are doing their job and thinks my doctor will put me on insulin my next visit (april 1).

I'm a varsity athlete. I worked out and ate well most days, and I get diagnosed with diabetes, yay for genetics.
Hi, Matthew. Welcome to the best diabetes forum on the internet.

Please tell us more about yourself. We're a nosy group but the more we know about you, the better we can help. What were your a1c and fasting blood glucose (fbg) numbers at dx? What kind of diet are you following to lower your numbers?

I'm curious that you were dx'd in May last year but still haven't been told what Type you are. Do the doctors say why they can't yet tell you? It's curious to me that it's been this long without dx.

The people here are incredible. We're an international group with members from every walk of life. If you have questions, feel free to ask them and someone will come along to answer them. We have an awesome amount of knowledge amongst the members here.

Everyone here is very friendly and soon you'll feel like it's home away from home.

There are several things you might want to start reading: Blood Sugar 101 (someone will be along with the link) and The Diet Doctor dot com website.
Whoops. I see someone already gave you the link.

Again, to the forum!

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First off I'm 27. My a1c at diagnoses in May was 13%. I drastically altered my diet eliminating sugar and severely reducing carb intake and my next a1c was June it was 10% then I had another a1c in September and it was 6.8%.

My doctor doesn't know if I'm T1 or T2 yet because he said my tests I did to see if I was T1 were squewed because I'm on gilzide and the other test was negative; also I lost ~50 lbs. from Christmas to May which he says is a symptom of T1, but the medication he put me on seemed to be working... I was also told of a honeymoon phase of T1 which I could be in right now.

My diet prior to being diagnosed was fairly clean, I was never a big candy person, I train my sport 10 hours a week for the past 5 years (summers off) and I work out 2-3 times a week then and still now.

My fbs now range from 7-10.

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*Gliclazide MR 120mg/day

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What reason does your diabetes educator have for thinking the meds "aren't doing their jobs?" Are you charting your blood sugar testing results after every meal? I know you have read Blood Sugar 101, but keeping close track of the amount and type of food should help you identify what is happening. Don't give up yet. It may take a bit to get really in control.

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I track my bs fasting and before and after each meal everyday. The trend my educator seen was that I seemed to still be able to get really high highs (19-25) while on this oral therapy. She said the medication I'm taking doesn't seem to be working to the effect it should be at the dose I am taking and said she wouldn't be suprised if my doctor wanted to put me on insulin my next visit (april 1, ill let you know what happens). I'm currently taking maximum dose of gliclazide mr and metformin.

The most frustrating thing in my world is not knowing if its T1 or T2, its already been almost a year and i still dont know.

Idk if I'm a special case or my doctor isn't doing hos job... I understand when he said the results were squewed because thw medication I'm on but is there any other way to find out?

Lately (the last few months) have been really hard. I know there is worse things in life but I am having trouble getting over the hurdle knowing that diabetes will always be on my mind throughout everyday for the rest of my life, and that I am limited heavily on what I "can" eat. I cant imagine how ill feel if/when I go on insulin therapy...

Sorry for being a bit of a downer, that was weighing on my mind.

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My understanding is that a type 1 produces antibodies that attack the Beta cells of your pancreas and that these can be detected. I don't think medication skews that result in any way and I suspect therefore that the test wasn't done.

Some of the type 1s on the forum may want to contradict me on that ?

Type 2s, generally suffer from insulin resistance - i.e. what they produce (frequently a lot) doesn't deliver the goods and needs to be augmented by other means - such as your gilclazide.

Trouble is that a fair number of doctors seem to play the game of - "he's not a child, he's got a bit of a gut .... he's type 2" and skip the definitive test. Result, instead of getting the condition under control you drift for a while with nasty numbers. As I said in my earlier post, trying to stimulate the pancreas of a type 1 individual is a waste of time.

If you are type 1, the sooner you start using insulin, the sooner you will be able to stabilise your numbers and the sooner you will be able to relax knowing that, with care, you can do what one of our members has done - live with the condition, without problems for over sixty years.

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