Good morning/afternoon (depending on where you live), Jonathan here, first time poster and new to the T1D squad!
I received a diagnosis for T1D back on in January, in fact it was 2 days before my 30th birthday (not the early birthday gift I would have expected…). Back in November of 2020, I unfortunately caught covid, fortunately, it was a mild case. Once I got over the main symptoms, I had lingering dry mouth, an unquenchable thirst, extreme urge for sugary foods, and waking up multiple times a night to pee. Being the stubborn person that I can be (at times), I waited 2 months before seeing my doctor. I went to the doctors office, got some blood drawn and was called back the next day to get my diagnosis. My blood sugar was 460 and I had an A1c of 14+.
Since then I have found an Endo (first visit was 1 week ago) which I when I was prescribed a Tresiba and Fiasp, but prior to that I had been on Novolin 70/30 blend for over a month and had a hell of a time trying to manage a semi constant BG level. Since starting the basal/bolus, I have had better, more consistent numbers, but my biggest fear is being able to go out and eat at a restaurant confidently where I can’t see how many carbs are in my meal and how extra fat/protein prolong the rise of BG levels. It is all quite overwhelming and at the moment, even eating at home can be tricky, which could be attributed to maybe being in the honeymoon phase (I should know on Wednesday when my lab work gets back to my Endo), the fact that I’m bad at carb counting, or my sliding scale ratio is off… I use my fitnesspal to figure out my caloric intake and it gives me an idea of the amount of carbs I ate, but I’m just hoping before long I get more comfortable being able to go out to dinner with the in-laws/family/friends without having an anxiety attack, or being able to go fish, hunt, play sports without worrying my BG levels are going to plummet, I do have a Dexcom to monitor my levels, but I feel I watch it way too much!