Juvenile diabetes

By Starry20 Latest Reply 2011-06-13 02:22:03 -0500
Started 2011-06-12 20:54:20 -0500

I was told that they, meaning the doctors, think I had juvenile diabetes, which means you've had diabetes since you were a baby but was delayed in showing up… I just wanted to post this and see if anyone else has been told they might have it.. Just wondering, have a good day… :) 

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jayabee52 2011-06-13 02:22:03 -0500 Report

As I understand it Raven, to be a t1 something happened to your pancreas which caused it to stop producing insulin altogether, no matter what period of life in which it happened. It could have been an infection which wiped out the beta cells, or I have heard of people who had an accident which destroyed the pancreas. I could have an auto accident where my pancreas was destroyed, and then I would no longer be a t2 but instead be a t1.

Right now as a t2 I can tell that my pancreas is working when I look at my Blood glucose numbers. It is not working to the capacity that I need, but it is supplying some insulin to my body. If I don't eat too much, my pancreas can put out enough insulin to maintain my BG#s within a normal range.

"Juvinile diabetes" is the same as t1. "Adult onset" is the same as t2

Anonymous 2011-06-12 20:59:11 -0500 Report

Juvenile diabetes is what they used to call T1, and adult-onset is what they used to call T2; doesnt mean you had it as a baby just that you had the gene and something triggered it off