Don't know if technically I'm Diabetic 2. Here's my story.
I'm in final weeks of 12-week clinical drug trial for hepatitis c. Clinical biweekly fasting blood sugar tests increasingly rising.* (Possibly it's the protease inhibitors causing the glucose intolerance; there's a history of that, with HIV.)
So I bought a glucometer. Yesterday and this morning's readings (home) are as follows :
8 hr fasting 143 ml 1 hour after lunch 123 ml 1 hour before supper 135 1 hour after supper 119
Making app't with gen'l practitioner Friday. App't with hepatologist, July 29.
As it feels to me like a coin toss on a couple points, I'm leaving it to more specific tests, and the general practitioner and the hepatologist, to decide; this chemo brain is too maxxed out. For the record, the topic of my anxiety is reversibility / irreversibility. Maybe you might have some serviceable input, feedback, insight, wisdom, etc.**
In favor of reversibility -- the fact the hyperglycemia is sudden, not gradual, and the result of the chemo, So cease chemo, the symptoms will go away.
In favor of irreversibility -- that I've "crossed the line," (lost too many beta cells, for instance, for reversibility) -- & that (due to hyepatitis-c, no doubt) I'd already developed hypoglycemia 10-15 years ago, so am already predisposed to glucose issues...... + am also already careful about my diet and weight and exercise (altho' I may have to be even more so on an on-going basis). Plus, it being an experimental clinical trial, who knows.
**Maybe no one else here has any similar context, but it's healing for me to be able to articulate and be heard. Healing is a dialogue.
*(Am in a state of shock doubly, 'cos the clinic didn't report the elevating blood sugar until 4 weeks after the fact)
So that's my story -- and I'm sticking to it. Am including you in my prayers. Thank you.
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