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Sorry, I was not aware my previous post should have been an introduction.

Hello all, my name is Laurel
I have been a diabetic for about 24 years.
Up to about one year ago I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic.

After my PREVIOUS endocrinologist had me on Ozempic and my weight drop from 115lbs to 99 lbs I told him I wanted off this medication. It was not making any impact to my A1c and I could not afford to lose any additional weight. He said, "woman; they are never satisfied".
That comment was the "straw that broke the camels back"!!!

I found another endocrinologist and explained to her how frustrated I was, as I was very strict with my diet but
I couldn't get my A1c down, it always averaged between 7.3- 7.8.
She had me go for some GAD65 tests to see if I had antibodies' and if I was a type 1.5 diabetic (LADA).
And sure enough, I had been diagnosed incorrectly for the past 23 years.
I WAS a 1.5 diabetic (LADA)!!

Her clue was that I was always a slender for my height (5'4") and no matter what I did, nothing seemed to help.
She put me on Insulin and my A1c dropped to 6.3.
I will always be grateful to my new endocrinologist for actually listening to me and being knowledgeable.

I want to mention on this post,
When it comes to your health, you are your best advocate.
It is OK to question your doctor and educate yourself on your diabetes.
This forum is an excellent source of information.
I have found; You tube videos also provide really good information on everything from eating healthy, medications, and an understanding on all types of Diabetes.

I am looking forward to getting even more educated on my diabetes through this forum.
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