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Old 12-05-2017, 12:39 PM   #31
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I'm glad your sugar readings and A1c are doing better, Anne. It bothers me how doctors shrug things off when they don't know the answer; if you're 1.5 and not 2, that's a big difference as one is autoimmune and one isn't. I would imagine any endocrinologist that treats Type 1 also treats Type 1.5 since the treatment is pretty much the same and that's insulin. With 1.5 you may get away with other meds for a while, but eventually you would have to go on insulin. Another term for 1.5 is "Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults" (LADA), so it's the same as Type 1, but just shows itself later in life. Maybe you can find reviews online for other endocrinologists in your area if you don't really like the one you're seeing now. Problem is, sometimes it takes months to get in to see one, especially if they're good. Good luck with everything, Anne!
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:53 PM   #32
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Type 1.5

Ronnie, thank you for your great response! Today my blood sugar was pretty good, but this is only by doing very low carb and the insulin shots every night (Tresiba 14u).

Thank you for telling me that an endocrinologist who treats Type 1 may also treat Type 1.5. A friend told me about the endo specialist she goes to get her 'insulin pump' for her Type 1, so might call that doctor. She said because of being on this pump she can now eat what she wants. The GP I'm going to said that being Type 1 and on the insulin pump and thinking that he or she could then eat what they wanted isn't the way to go either, as it's a 'false sense of security' and it won't have a good outcome.

Another thing wanted to mention is that as far as I know no one else in my family ever had Type 1, only Type 2. My dad, some of his sisters and his mother all had Type 2 and they lived to their late 80's, and some into their early 90's despite the fact. This might be what throws the NP at the endocrinologist's office off, that it's just me w/this problem w/blood sugar readings all over the place for eating carbs in even small amounts.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:51 AM   #33
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The GP I'm going to said that being Type 1 and on the insulin pump and thinking that he or she could then eat what they wanted isn't the way to go either, as it's a 'false sense of security' and it won't have a good outcome.

I agree with this statement, Anne. I feel that any diabetic, 1 or 2, should limit carbs and only take insulin or meds to control blood sugar beyond that. I really don't understand a few things you have been told, but I don't like to comment because I don't know enough about it other than my own circumstances.

I am like you, that I am very carb sensitive, an can only eat them in small quantities, but I don't consider myself anything other than type 2.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:41 AM   #34
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Why would that doc recommend bananas and apples? Two very high sugar fruits. IMO, best to stick with a half-cup berries per day max.

A half cup blueberries contains 9 net carbs. Bananas and apples are north of 30, IIRC.
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:10 PM   #35
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Why would that doc recommend bananas and apples? Two very high sugar fruits. IMO, best to stick with a half-cup berries per day max.

A half cup blueberries contains 9 net carbs. Bananas and apples are north of 30, IIRC.
Susan, most doctors and diabetes educators don't think along those lines. They are more concerned with what meds you should be taking to control your blood sugar levels, and don't seem to give a thought to what you should be eating.

Having said that, it is not my intention to tell anyone to do anything other than follow their doctor's orders...........
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:57 PM   #36
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Not really on topic, but a couple of years ago my doctor removed me from my BP meds that were working for me and put me on an expensive new drug that drove my BP up. I asked him to please put me back on my old meds. No, he added more drugs until he had me on SIX blood pressure meds!!! I begged him to PLEASE let me go back on my meds and he finally did. I have no doubt he was getting paid from the drug company to prescribe that expensive drug. I remember waiting in his office while drug reps...with boxes of donuts in hand or equivalent....went in to see him one after the other while his patients sat out in the waiting room. Sorry, off topic. But I have learned that following doctor's orders is not always the way to go, unless you have 100% total trust in him or her that his main concern is your welfare....or that they know what they're talking about. This is the doctor who told me that shredded wheat is fine to eat because it has no sugar. The fact that it has 45g of carbs per serving eluded him. Carol....I sense there is facetiousness in your post :-)Okay, back to topic. Sorry.

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:41 AM   #37
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Ronnie, you are very perceptive! I always like to leave a disclaimer when I give medical opinions so no one can say I led someone down the wrong path. What I post is only MY opinion. LOL
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