It’s tough some times being a Type 2 diabetic (if I am). Yes, I look like the typical Type 2 – I have been struggling with my weight for most of my adult years, even though I’m physically active. In fact, if you look at me, you don’t realize I put in at least an hour every day at the gym, mostly doing cardio.
I have a lot of attributes of Type 1 – we tried Type 2 drugs, but they didn’t work. I’m definitely insulin dependent. In fact, I use an insulin pump with a CGMS and a diabetes alert dog. I have hypoglycemia unawareness.
My father and his parents all were diagnosed with diabetes and died of cardio-vascular compliments. Not only is there a genetic component here – but we were all raised eating the same diet. Fortunately we started changing that diet in the 80’s but the damage was done.
My problems are aggravated by sleep apnea, caused by breaking my jaw when I was 19. I am subject to extreme sleep disruption due to it and restless leg syndrome.