Based on the blood tests ordered by my endocrinologist, I definitely have Type 1 LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes for Adults) diabetes (and NOT Type 2)!
And I have low thyroid and need to take 50 mcg Levothyroxine.
And I have B-12 vitamin deficiency and need to take a pill for that. They said that often occurs when someone has been on Metformin for over 5 years. They had already told me to discontinue the Metformin at my last visit.
I got a prescription for Baqsimi glucagon nasal spray, if I have any emergency from very low glucose where I might be unconscious (my wife can squirt it up my nose).
They also discontinued Trulicity GLP-1 agonist weekly injection that my PCP had started 6 weeks ago (before I saw the endocrinologist).
They gave me information to review regarding insulin pumps like OmniPod or t-slim. We also talked about possibly getting a smart insulin pen with dose tracking and calculator, but will wait until another visit to decide on that since I might not need it if I get a pump.
They reviewed my log for the last 2 weeks, and made an adjustment for carb ratio at dinner so I’ll take a little more NovoLog at that meal.
Because of the coronavirus, my next visit in 2 weeks will be done via the phone after I send all my information from my log and Dexcom Clarity details from my CGM.
I have setup my Dexcom CGM this afternoon and after the initial warm-up period will start continuous glucose monitoring every 5 minutes with graphs, alerts and alarms.
I am so glad that I finally saw an endocrinologist!