Hi everyone! My name is Vicente and I was recently diagnosed with type 1 back in June of this year. Prior to this diagnosis (1/2 year), I was misdiagnosed by another doctor with type 2. I started having doubts with this diagnosis when I started to lose weight from 200 lbs all the way to 150 in June and my blood glucose levels would hardly stay controlled.
However, when I landed my engineering job right out of university in downtown Los Angeles, I immediately received access to awesome insurance that allowed me to chose a primary doctor that is a type 1 diabetes specialist! I was immediately sent to blood work for all kinds of insulin antibody tests and GAD, etc which determined that I was producing little to no natural insulin. Right that day I was placed on Novolog and Lantus and my weight when up to 165 just a week after this ahaha.
Since June of this year, I was doing multiple daily injections 4 times per day. However, I just received my Animas Vibe insulin pump and training on Saturday and I am LOVING this little device. I have much better control over my blood glucose levels especially with the Dexcom G4 CGM!!
Anyone have similar diagnosis stories? In my time at university and work, I have yet to meet anyone that has type 1 diabetes. It would be great to hear from the community!