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I have been wanting to write about being diabetic for a while now but only just got round to it so here goes..
Well I am a 'fake' diabetic as I don't have type 1 or type 2..let's start from the beginning, are we sitting comfortably? Then we will begin.
After more blood tests it was decided I had type 2 and was sent away with a handful of leaflets and told I would go to the diabetic clinic every six months.
So everything went okay then..? Well the insulin didn't help at all and caused me to have several 'hypos' (when the blood sugar level drops significantly causing shaking, dizziness and even fainting amongst other things). By this time there was a new study going on in the world of diabetes into an unknown form called Glukokinese or MODY which stands for Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young. I was asked would I mind if I took part in the study to see if I had this form and said yes why not and offered my arm out to the nurse for yet more of my blood to be taken!I went for my fortnightly appointment at the diabetic ante natal clinic and saw my specialist who informed me "Congratulations- You have MODY!"
So what is MODY or Glukokinese?~
Well MODY is when the body's blood sugar is set at a higher level than the average persons- like I mentioned earlier the normal reading is 4.5 to 6mmol/L where as a person with MODY will find their average reading is about 8 or 9mmol/L. So by the doctors not knowing I had MODY and thinking I had normal diabetes giving me insulin was actually making worse- luckily my unborn son was not affected by it.
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