type 1 or type 2???

By denatrout1974 Latest Reply 2011-07-15 17:54:26 -0500
Started 2011-07-15 09:43:53 -0500

my doctor thinks i may poss. be type 1 not type 2 im so confused right now.has anyone else had to go threw this?

9 replies

Type1Lou 2011-07-15 12:32:03 -0500 Report

A Type 1 diabetic has lost the ability to produce any insulin. It is also called juvenile diabetes but may develop after childhood…I was 27. A type 1 diabetic must use insulin to survive. A type 2 diabetic still produces some insulin naturally but either not enough, or the cell receptors allowing the body to use that insulin have either diminished or become less efficient. Sometimes, all that's needed to control it is diet and exercise. Sometimes, oral meds are needed either to increase insulin production or help the insulin receptors work and sometimes, insulin is required. There is a blood test that will tell your doctor whether you are producing any insulin at all. In both cases, diet and exercise play a significant roll in proper control. Have you seen an endocrinologist? My GP, once I moved to Florida, kept trying to treat me as a type 2 because that is what he was most familiar with. It was the WRONG treatment and I asked for an endocrinology referral. That was one of the smartest decisions I made. Good luck in learning more how to deal with your diabetes!

denatrout1974 2011-07-15 13:24:47 -0500 Report

im going august 2 to the endo so im just playing the waiting game right now.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-15 11:39:17 -0500 Report

I have seen a few posts from people who said their type had been changed from 2 to 1. I think the subject line on at least one of them was about Misdaignosed. Have you tried to do a search? I am not sure what word or wording would give you the best results.

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