Am I still a Type 2 Diabetic although I take a single dose of Lantus?

Rob Lee A
By Rob Lee A Latest Reply 2011-08-02 11:59:27 -0500
Started 2011-07-31 15:22:20 -0500

Along with my pills of Metformin 850 mg x3 thru out the day and Glipizide 10mg x1 in morning then a single dose of Lantus 25mg around 11pm. I have very High bs so have to take so much medications.

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AuntieM234 2011-08-01 06:33:16 -0500 Report

Rob: Straight and to the point—you need to get your Diabetes under control so you don't have to take so much medicine. If you are taking all that medication, all of which is treating your Diabetes, and still have high BS, then it sounds to me as though you think your only responsibility is to take the medication. You need a lifestyle change, healthy diet, exercise … If you don't get it under control any number of your vital organs will be affected, eyes too. This is very serious, Rob. It can literally be a matter of life or death. ;-) Mara

George1947 2011-08-01 04:36:58 -0500 Report

Treatment doesn't change your type, as type is derived from the root causes not the treatments. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, type 2 is an insulin sensitivity disease. And of course there are plenty of other things that get different diagnoses for this disease.

realsis77 2011-07-31 15:42:17 -0500 Report

Hi. If you were diganosed as type two, then yes your still a type two diabetic. I take lantus in the morning and humulin shots after mwals and I am a type 2 diabetic.just because I have to take injectable drugs, that does NOT change my diabetic type. If you were told you are a type two the injectables won't change that type. I sure hope I've helped an answered your question for you! God bless!

CaliKo 2011-07-31 15:37:29 -0500 Report

Hi Rob Lee,
What you take for your diabetes does not influence which type of diabetes you have, only medical tests can tell you you that. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease where the insulin-producing beta cells of your pancreas are destroyed by the body's own immune system. People with type 1 must take insulin to live as their bodies no longer produce it. People with type 2 diabetes have insulin resistance that makes it harder for their bodies to use insulin correctly, and/or have diminished ability to produce insulin. People with type 2 diabetes have a large range of oral and injected medications including insulin available to treat their diabetes, depending on many health factors. Only the person with type 2 and their health care providers can decide what is best for them. I hope this is helpful.

Rob Lee A
Rob Lee A 2011-07-31 15:25:35 -0500 Report

I have a family of two surviving a older sister and younger brother who both have diabetes as well. Grandmother died in diabetic coma in middle fiftys.

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