Hi y’all. I’m a bit frustrated. First, some background. I was home visiting family for the holidays but was feeling lousy. (If I’m being honest, I was feeling awful for at least a month but blamed it on stress.) After going to urgent care the day after Christmas, thinking I had the flu, and then finding out instead that I had too much sugar in my urine, the doctor sent me to the ER for more tests. An hour later, the nurse came in and confirmed: I was DKA and had diabetes, likely type 1. That’s what everyone kept saying for three days (except the diabetes educator, who said I should get another test to confirm): Type 1, Type 1, Type 1.
I flew back home to STL and got set up with a PCP and an endocrinologist. But all the paperwork they gave me says Type 2. What? When I asked, the nurse made some comment about the insurance company coverage, but the endo sent to get the peptide test to confirm.
I’m frustrated though. I know I need to wait until the test comes back to confirm Type 1 or Type 2, but is this normal for doctors to do this? Or do I need to speak up a bit more? I’m worried about being misdiagnosed, especially since I’m an adult (almost 30) and read how many adults who develop diabetes are automatically diagnosed Type 2 in spite of signs for the other.