Newly Diagnosed

marylynneandjim
By marylynneandjim Latest Reply 2011-08-15 21:34:02 -0500
Started 2011-08-15 13:14:42 -0500

My doctor (through the Veterans Administration) told me last week that he wanted me to begin using the glucometer & monitoring my blood sugar every other day for 3 months. I have been reading up on Diabetes & see it is important to know the difference between Diabetes I and Diabetes II, how can I know the difference if my doctor did not make that clear to me?


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-15 21:34:02 -0500 Report

I don't know if this is the article to which Becky (grandmaducky) referred but here is something I found on Google search: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/449804

and also this one makes interesting reading: http://www.diabetesnet.com/about-diabetes/typ...

It is important to do the testing of your blood but reading your original post more closely it may be possible that you might not have full blown diabetes. You might be in pre diabetes. That is why Doc didn't tell you. But if he does tell you it will either be type 1.5 (late onset type 1) or more likely type 2.

Testing your BG every other day sounds like Doc is checking for diabetes and he is not ready to make a diagnosis yet. (That is just a guess)

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-08-15 16:11:27 -0500 Report

I typed how do you type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes and brought up some site with answers you might try that i dont know how to copy and paste the web sites hope this helps plus you can go over to the left side of here and look in articles

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