My hearing has degraded quite a bit since being diagnosed 15 years ago, and I have also noticed a deterioration in my sight in low light situations, has anyone else noticed this? I get the OptiMap every year and so far there is no retinopathy, but I still have a hard time seeing inside at night unless all the lights are on.View Thread
She MUST see an endocrinologist. I too was diagnosed with Type 1 as an older adult, and for some reason this seems to confuse a lot of doctors. I was very sick because the doctors kept treating me with Type 2 medicaitons, my blood sugars stayed in the 600's for months. I was eating 6,000 to 8,000 calories a day and losing three pounds a week. I did not know they even had diabetes specialists, but when I finally found the right doctor, he checked me into the hospital and diabetes education classes. Within 24 hours of checking into the hospital my blood sugars were in the normal range of 80-120. If she is not getting the results she is wanting to get better control, she should look around for a proactive doctor, one that encourages her to take charge of her health. In the meantime she should start reading about carb counting because that is a great tool for Type 1 diabetics. She might want to check if her insurance will pay for the insulin pump. Its not for everyone, but it can be a a really great tool. There are also great diabetes support groups (in person and on the net).
I agree with MrsCora01 that it sounds like someone is not treating her correctly, and this is exactly what happened to me. I was VERY sick until I decided that I needed to get a second opinion. When I went to an endocrinologist, my blood sugars were brought under control almost immediately. FIND A DIFFERENT DOCTOR!View Thread
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