Hello, I'm 18 years old and was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last week, In under 2 months I rapidly dropped 25 pounds but other than that Ive felt totally normal. I went to the docters and my sugar levels were off the charts, originally he though I had type 2 but when i did more blood tests he found out it was actually type 1. Hes prescribed me a daily dose of insulin and ive been taking it every day for a week now but my sugar levels are still either too high for the machine to read or over 300, Ive never read less than 300 yet since i started testing myself. I dont understand why my levels are still so high, but i feel completley normal, and my whole life Ive never had any of these problems and have been able to eat whatever I want. This whole thing just seems so strange to me and I just dont get why I have this problem. I weigh less than I did when I was a freshman in highschool and I cant gain any weight, I just want to see if anybody here could give me some advice??View Thread
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