When did diabetes become more then type one and type two????

By roshy Latest Reply 2012-04-08 18:56:01 -0500
Started 2012-04-07 20:59:39 -0500

Im just lookin through some on the discussions and the amount of different types of diabetes is more confusing now then ever at this point!!! ok, we all know about the good aul traditional type ones and type twos, then you of course we have been aquainted to the gastational diabetics but now we have combinational diabetics of all sorts. . .. heres a few which i recently came across, please feel free to add to the list (and explain them on a simple level) cos i know ill leave some poor diabetic out of the circle!!!!

so theres

type 2s who take insulin, i dont really understand that one, like if your diabetic and take insulin are you not then type one???

then theres a brittle diabetic, can either T1or T2 be brittle?? and what exactly dos that mean?

then theres Insulin resistant type one. . . . . can someone please explain how this works iswell??? how does a T1 become insulin resistant??

Then theres MODY, ok i undersatnd that one, young people with type two where genitics are pretty much to blame!

then theres 1.5. . . . . nope dont understand that one either.

so chances are by the year 2015 theres goin to be diabetes type 1 to 17 !!!!

13 replies

GabbyPA 2012-04-08 12:40:23 -0500 Report

The Numbers are there I suppose to make us feel different from each other and create lines. At least that is how it seems sometimes. The larger the number of people who suffer from it, the more they will try to separate it along the way. It's kind of like trying to say that breast cancer is not as bad as lung cancer. It is all cancer and while it has different treatments, it doesn't lessen the struggle or fear that any one has dealing with it.

The fundamental differences are how your body responds to the system that is in place. Some don't produce insulin. Some produce insulin but our cells don't respond to it so great.

A while back I posted an article on a type 3 being a dirty electricity cause for diabetes. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/7398-new-research-electropollution-can-cause-diabetes-type-3

I wish we would just find what treatment works for us and skip all the labels.

jayabee52 2012-04-08 18:56:01 -0500 Report

If the labels help us find the cure for a particular form or type of diabetes then the labels are great. Otherwise I'm with you gabby, I'd rather skip the labels.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-07 23:39:01 -0500 Report

It really comes down to your body and how it produces or uses insulin. Yes, some take insulin only and others take pills only, and yet some do both, and then there is the no meds at all people. What is important is that it is caught and controlled early to prevent or delay complications. We need to all eat healthier, get vigorous exercise daily, keep our bg on target or as close to it as possible and try to have a positive attitude as well. Along with that we need to take our meds as prescribed and work with our health team. Diabetes no matter the number behind it or the age when diagnosed is still going to be diabetes.

What we need to worry about is how to get the number of people with it reduced. When I was young and diagnosed there were not alot of diabetics, now it seems like every other person has it, what does that say about our world. I'm hoping we all come together for the same cause.

roshy 2012-04-07 23:43:49 -0500 Report

hahaha!! yeah, now you no longer feel like the only diabetic in the village! Im aware of what i need to do as a type one but what im unsure about is this insulin resistant diabetes in type 1 or how does one become a brittle diabeic??? do you become insulin resistant after being on isulin for so long or is it an advenced stage of type one, , what the frick is it like?? and at what stage do you become a brittle diabetic ??

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-08 15:57:01 -0500 Report

Usually you become a brittle diabetic by not having control of your blood glucose levels for a long time period. Also you'll have numbers all over the place when brittle. This is why it is IMPORTANT to keep them with in range always. It does not mean you'll become brittle though. Just stay ahead of the possibility by keeping control of your diabetes plan, Relax and live life.:)

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-04-07 21:12:32 -0500 Report

It just seems to keep getting more confusing all the time and the scary part is our health care providers are just as confused as us.

roshy 2012-04-07 21:19:15 -0500 Report

well im delighted to know im not the only one who feels like this. . . . . i feel like soon ill be telling people" im type one . . . . . .i think"

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-04-07 21:25:07 -0500 Report

I agree, but never worry about what type someone is, we are all in the same boat for the cruise

roshy 2012-04-07 21:27:48 -0500 Report

yeah thats true, we're all diabetics big and small, but this type one insulin resistant scares me, and brittle diabetic, does your diabetes just develop that way or are these different types all together???

Caroltoo 2012-04-08 00:13:31 -0500 Report

Let me give it a try …

Insulin resistance happens when our carbohydrate metabolism is altered by stress or other triggers including genetic predisposition. It means our cell walls are no longer willing to be permeable to insulin.

When insulin can't get into the cell through the wall, it can't bring our blood glucose in to feed the cell. That is why diabetic who don't make insulin (Type 1) or don't utilize insulin (Type 2) have cell damage that can cause degenerative diseases of the blood vessel walls, the heart, liver, kidneys, brain, nerves, hair follicles, etc.

Anyone who uses insulin (their own or injected) can become insensitive to it and require more and more. In Type 2's who make insulin, this leads to the pancreas trying too hard to produce more and more and eventually becoming unable to produce at all. It simply wears out.

To prevent this situation, we have to increase our insulin sensitivity through wise food choices, increased exercise, and, sometimes, use of some meds, so that we again become sensitive to insulin, can take it into our cells so our cells get glucose to fuel them, and the pancreas has a more normal work load so it doesn't stop trying.

roshy 2012-04-07 21:33:58 -0500 Report

hahaha!!!!! thanks tom. . . .sure the fact your as feckin clueless as i am is comforting enough!!!!

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