Almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed as a diabetic. My doctor did not say what type I had, she just started me on oral medication. I know my diabetes is genetic. My mother had gestational diabetes with me & eventually died from complications of the disease. All information I have read says that Type 1 is where the pancreas does not produce & the body does not properly process insulin whereas Type 2 is more of the body not processing insulin in combination with the type of lifestyle we lead (no exercise, being overwieght, etc.) I'll add that although I don't exercise as I should, I am not overweight nor have ever had a weight problem. I have always eaten a relatively healthy diet.
My doctor put me on insulin & has since increased it & added a mealtime insulin becasue she said that my pancreas is dying.
I see myself in descriptions of both type 1&2 diabetes.
Therefore I have a few questions.
Can type 2 change into type1? Is type 1 genetic & type 2 only brought on by our lifestyle.
This is a very confusing disease & I want to live a long and healthy life.
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