Type 1.5

CathyCritt
By CathyCritt Latest Reply 2012-09-09 21:12:59 -0500
Started 2012-09-08 20:17:52 -0500

Hi I am new to DC. I have type 1.5 and use a pump. I have not been taking the best care of myself and need to get back on track. I don't know anyone who pumps and I think "talking" to other pumpers and others struggling to be healthy with D would help me a lot. Does anyone else feel the same?


7 replies

CathyCritt
CathyCritt 2012-09-09 20:41:09 -0500 Report

In a nutshell, type 1.5 is adult onset diabetes where the pancreas stops making insulin or makes insufficient insulin. 1.5s are insulin resistant and insulin dependent.

restlessdiabetic
restlessdiabetic 2012-09-09 13:15:22 -0500 Report

How is the pump working out? Is it better then insulin shots you have to do yourself? Good luck with all that and yes this is a hard disease to struggle with but people on here really do help make it a little less painful. How is your support system at home and around you?

CathyCritt
CathyCritt 2012-09-09 21:12:59 -0500 Report

Pump is great especially if you think about alternatives! I have done up to 6 shots a day using syringes and the pens. A former endo had me on a set number of units— not a sliding scale. I had to keep the same schedule every day and eat to feed the insulin. Now I have a lot more freedom. As for support, what,s that?

DeanaG
DeanaG 2012-09-09 12:05:03 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!
This community is very helpful. I joined the day after I was diagnosed and attribute the information and support I have received here to my doctor classifying my Type 2 Diabetes as
"stable and well controlled"!! ;-)

Harlen
Harlen 2012-09-08 21:06:32 -0500 Report

Hello
Yep ben there done that still use the pump .
Feel free to chat any time I pop in every day lol
Hope your day is a great one
best wishes
Harlen