I was biking 2+ hours/day and eating nothing but meat, cheese, and peanut butter (and regretting the carbs in those) when I finally approached my doctor. He suggested that lizard-spit stuff, Byetta
, but told me that he couldn't get it past my insurance unless I sat down with a diabetes nurse educator first. She took one look at me and ordered the correct blood tests. I was re-diagnosed as a Type 1 and on insulin the very next day, eating bread and potatoes again a few days later.