Chris... you are one of the lucky ones (IMHO). I my little world, anyone who has the opportunity to change their future is master of their own universe. What I mean is that you are lucky enough to catch this progressive disease at it's earliest stages - when something can best be done about
You KNOW your body cannot metabolize large quantities of carbs - the tests you've done before you changed your lifestyle prove that. Unquestionably. That will never change. The fork in the road had you choosing between the (easy) continue-as-before-and-use-medication route, or the (hard) I-need-to-understand-my-body-well-enough-to-know-what-best-to-feed-it route. Unfortunately, most people choose option 1. It takes courage to accept that you have the power to change the quality of your future. It can be an uphill battle sometimes but again it takes courage to dedicate the effort necessary to living the best life you can - with or without Diabetes.
Diabetes is 24/7. The sooner that's realized, the sooner and easier it is to accept that you are your own "doctor" 99.99999999% of the time. It's in your best interest to get an education on how to best do that. You're getting straight A's in my book
It would seem to me that your doctor feels you've got things under control, too
I'm in Ottawa, Chris, so I understand what you say about
the healthcare system these days. With the 15 minutes I get a few times a year with my Endo, I don't waste any time working through my laundry list. Maybe a bit dispassionate but, I literally have a point-form list we bang through rather quickly then I get about
6 minutes to "discuss" my more important points. I've never left with anything unanswered/addressed. I think we have this mutual respect that sees us more as colleagues with each other and that works perfectly fine with me. My other colleagues are my diabetic nurse and family doctor. We all have the same goals but we all know who's running the day-to-day operations.
If you want encouragement that you are on the right track... you know where you can find it (We just can't find anatomical parts
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus