Nope. Pretty new stuff, having been approved less than a year ago. Apparently it's a cousin to drugs like Ozempic and Trulicity but kind of combining their strengths. Good luck with it! Would love to hear how it works for you.
Higher than 200 on a regular basis or during acclimation? If nothing else, this points out what a balancing act we have to perform to keep calorie intake, expenditure, glucose intake, and insulin levels in check.[/QUOTE]For me it has been about I am taking so much insulin, by order of doc, and eating to match that amount of insulin to keep my blood glucose number down. Dietician seemed more willing for my Blood Glucose to be over two hundred.
We've had some new members recently with LATA, which presents more like Type 2 early on but quickly develops into a Type 1 kind of diabetes. I know mbuster has recommended a particular medical test to help determine if a person is Type 2 or on their way to (or at) LATA.Several years ago, I was told by an individual, who, told me a study revealed that of those classified as Type Two Diabetics were actually Type one.
Less common T1D tests
Because each case can be as unique as the individual, some doctors may employ the following tests to find markers of T1D to ensure the optimal treatment plan:
While most tests check for antibodies, this test measures how much C-peptide is in a person’s blood. Peptide levels typically mirror insulin levels in the body. Low levels of C-peptide and insulin can point to T1D.
- Insulin Autoantibodies (IAA)
This tests looks for the antibodies targeting insulin.
- Insulinoma-Associated-2 Autoantibodies (IA-2A)
This test looks for antibodies mounted against a specific enzyme in beta cells. Both the IA-2A and GADA tests are common T1D antibody tests.
- Zinc Transporter 8 (ZnT8Ab)
This test looks at antibodies targeting an enzyme that is specific to beta cells.
- Islet Cell Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies (ICA)
Islet cells are clusters of cells in the pancreas that produce hormones, including insulin. This test identifies a type of islet cell antibodies present in up to 80 percent of people with T1D.
- Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoantibodies (GADA or Anti-GAD)
This test looks for antibodies built against a specific enzyme in the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells.
That's something I thought of as well. Or buy bottled water. What the hey; diabetes costs us so much already; what's one more accommodation if it helps us avoid some side effects?Would the reduced costs of buying diet sodas over time cover the cost of a Pur or Zero Water or other brand of a decent water filter to make your tap water more palatable?