Hello everyone - I am new to the forum.
A bit of background: I am 52, female and about 4 months ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, although it is closer to type 1 diabetes in it's treatment (odd fact number 1) - About 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Addisons disease, and am being treated with Hydrocortisone 10mg am, 5mg noon, 5mg pm.
My diabetes is being treated via injection, Levemir pen, 33ml am and 33ml pm.
The problems I am experiencing now are awful, my morning blood sugar is perfect, but my evening blood sugars are all over the place, I feel very ill, like my insides are raging and fighting. I cannot sleep properly.
The only information I can find is about Type 1 Diabetes and Addisons, but as I have not been diagnosed as type 1, I can find nothing online about type 2 diabetes and Addisons.
I'm beginning to feel like a medical freak.
I look like I should have Cushings - but I have Addisons (odd fact number 2).
My cholesterol is brilliant and my glucose at cell level is also A1.
I eat as healthily as a Gorilla (in not such large portions obviously - lol!), but unfortunately I also look like a Gorilla (odd fact number 3).
Health specialists are confused which is giving me no confidence whatsoever, and I am finding the situation quite frightening, as I know from reading online that Type 1 Diabetes and Addisons is notoriously hard to treat.
Anyone else out there with type 2 diabetes and Addisons?
If there is please tell me about your experiences, treatment etc as I am totally lost.
I may be raging on the inside - but I am smiling on the outside.
*I should also mention I am also going through the menopause (as if that helps things at this time...so NOT!!), I also have Irritable Bowel syndrome with Diverticulosis, a stomach hernia and reflux disease and asthyma.
I won't go too far into my family's history as it is a catalogue of auto-immune and rare disorders/diseases.
All of the women - without exception - die before 60, and as the UK NHS - in it's wisdom - chose to destroy all my mother's medical records (she died 20 years ago), I am paddling around looking for answers to the genetic mystery that affects me, my daughter (back to front pelvis and hip deformation), my sister (rare liver disorder), her children and grandchildren (profound deafness/bone disorders), and my brother (2 kidney transplants and a major open heart operation/diabetes).