Are you a Brittle Diabetic?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-03-13 16:47:21 -0500
Started 2011-03-13 06:57:38 -0500

I have seen a few members of late share that they are Brittle Type 1's. This has to be one of the hardest things to deal with from my understanding of it. I am a type 2 and get frustrated, but it would in no way compare to what a brittle diabetic must endure.

I would like to have a discussion that shares this rare and complicated aspect of diabetes with everyone. To share what it really means to you and how you face each day with it. I know a little, but it is mostly "book" knowledge. You guys live with it every day. Please share with us your story to encourage those who struggle with it.

3 replies

realsis77 2011-03-13 16:47:21 -0500 Report

Wow I just learned what it was! I love this website here on DC I learn something new all the time! Its great to learn! Thanks for sharing this!

jayabee52 2011-03-13 09:47:28 -0500 Report

Brittle diabetics are not just t1s. The term had been used of my "Jem" who was a t2. She could be OK with her BG#s for a while, then suddenly she would spike or drop like a rock. Sometimes it was very scary for us.

I have no idea whether it was one of those low BGs or some other of her "medical challenges" which took her. Probably never will.