Talk to the endo. There are several antibody tests (ICA and GAD) that can be done. They are not 100% definitive as you can indeed be a type 1 and not show the antibodies and some type 2s will show some antibody activation. But that said, from the sound of it, you may need insulin. No matter what type of diabetes you have. The bottom line is that you need better numbers in order to feel well and maintain your health.
Deb, have you been tested for type 1? Apparently there are 2 average ages for type 1 onset - 12 and 45. So that's why they don't call it "juvenile" diabetes any more. If you do have type 1, it can take several years before you need insulin, but once you reach that point, none of those other drugs will do much for you. I would talk to the doc about being tested. And no matter what type you are, insulin is not necessarily a bad thing.
I'm always wary of that sort of stuff. People who sell the stuff will tell you of the "positive" effect and your mentioning it "helping" the pancreas to produce insulin makes it sound like the drug Glyburide. And many folks like to avoid this type of drug because of it's potential to burn out the pancreas.
Remember, most medicines are based on plants and herbals. So you need to investigate further to find out the actual effects and potential side effects. As always, your best bet is carb control and exercise.
There really shouldn't be any problems. People donate a kidney and live just fine with only one. You won't be at any more risk of diabetic nephropathy because if it is going to happen, it would have happened with 2 kidneys instead of just the only. Just keep those sugars in check.
It may take a few months for your remaining kidney to compensate for the loss of the other. Most donors take about 6 weeks off from work to recover. But things should return to normal shortly.
Wow, I really feel for you and your son. I have had DPN, but never this severe, and not until many more years of T1. I have used the DPN cocktail , but I"m not sure how helpful it is in this extreme situation. It also takes time to help. I have also heard that capsaicin (sp?) can help. I'm obviously not a doc, but this sounds very unusual for not having had diabetes that long, even with the high numbers. I hope the docs can help after the weekend. Best of luck.
It has to be a 2 pronged attack to get rid of the yeast. First off, you absolutely need to get a hold of your blood sugar levels. Your title talks about just being diagnosed. 2 books "Think Like a Pancreas" and "Using Insulin" will help you get control. Yeast love glucose to feed on and multiply. Getting control won't happen overnight, but you can get there. Carb count and work out your insulin ratios.
The other side of this is that you need to attack the yeast directly. This means some sort of anti-fungal medication. I don't know if you need an rx or you can get stuff otc (depending on where the infection is). But you will need something to get rid of it as it probably won't go away on it's own.
First off, what do you mean by "eating right"? If you are eating a lot of carbs, it can still be difficult to maintain good levels even with insulin. Do you have an insulin to carb ratio? Are you on a modern basal/bolus regime or on older style insulins like N? I would strongly suggest the books "Think Like a Pancreas" and "Using Insulin" to help you get good control of your glucose levels.