By rayray215 Latest Reply 2012-09-27 16:00:08 -0500
Started 2012-09-18 13:18:56 -0500

is is rare for me to be type to like aint MOST young ppl type one an older ppl type to

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mystikfairy61 2012-09-27 02:57:47 -0500 Report

It used to be that young people were Type 1 and older were Type 2. I don't think age has anything to do with it. If a person's body does not make insulin and they have to take shots of insulin they are Type 1 regardless of their age. Type 2 are people who make insulin but for some reason their body doesn't know how to use it, or they don't make enough insulin. That is why some can take pills at first to help them. Hope this helps you a little.

rayray215 2012-09-27 15:02:38 -0500 Report

i was pretty much just curious if most ppl that r type 2 r older an i checked a lil more on line an from wat i seen worldwide most type 2s r a lot older :]

jayabee52 2012-09-27 16:00:08 -0500 Report

There is a unfortunately growing number of young ppl who have what is called M.O.D.Y. : Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young. It is rare, Ray but it does occur. But generally t 2s are older

RitaLynn 2012-09-20 15:37:33 -0500 Report

I would see if your doctor would send you to an endocrinologist which is a doctor to help treat you. How are your blood sugars?

rayray215 2012-09-20 16:36:27 -0500 Report

i c a endocrinologist well im suppose to i stopped seeing them i just always cancel an my bs aint good at all for me a very low readin is 500 very high is 800 i ben doing doing good ever since i got diagnosed i cut back on the junk food an i drink diet mt dew but wat kills me is the very small meals i caint do it ie tried time after time i caint eat just 1 slice of pizza a few grapes an a small snack im still starving

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-09-22 01:14:24 -0500 Report

try eating small meals/snacks every few hours throughout the day to avoid being hungry. Also take your meds correctly as well as a log to see your bg with the foods eaten, and give your body time to adjust. You need to keep the dr appointments, your numbers are too high.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-09-18 23:39:38 -0500 Report

That is sort of correct, but things have been changing. There are blood tests that can be done that will tell the dr for sure which type you are, not the typical blood test. Some drs check your glucose level and see your age and then just go from there.

Nick1962 2012-09-18 14:22:42 -0500 Report

Type 1 diabetes used to be called juvenile diabetes; although it can develop at any age, it occurs most often in children and young adults. This is pretty evident from our membership here with so many teens coming on board with T1, and many of the ones here already say they’ve had it since they were teens.

Type 2 diabetes usually occurs slowly over time and used to be called adult-onset diabetes. Many people with the disease are overweight when they are diagnosed. Increased fat makes it harder for your body to use insulin the correct way.

So I guess if you’re over 30, your T1 risk is lower, but your risk for T2 increases.
I guess maybe yes, you might be a rare specimen.

rayray215 2012-09-18 20:51:20 -0500 Report

its older about 9 months but either way my weight aint to much of a difference im 6'4 an my weight goes any where from 210 to 225 so im not that fat an idn how im not like 250 its really hard for me to excerise my feet hands an lower back r very bad an i do have constint high blood sugers but that aint the reason y my feet hands an lower back is so bad its cause docs said i ben diabetic since real young an all those yrs untreated my feet hands an lower back were damaged aswell as my eyes an much more

Nick1962 2012-09-19 08:01:57 -0500 Report

Have you tried seeing a chiropractor? Not all your pains are necessarily diabetes related. Even if they can relieve half of it, it does help you get out and exercise, which is important.

rayray215 2012-09-19 13:35:17 -0500 Report

HUH wtf is that im stupid i got no clue wat that is an obv never tried it i had these pills called neroton its called at one time for my neroputhy they didnt do nun at NOTHING AT ALL so i stopped takein therm an they gave me other stuff aswell caint remember the name they didnt work so i said fu%k it so from time to time when my feet hands an lower back r killin me i just go an buy perk 10s off the street an im not a junkie js hell last time i did any was 9 days ago an i took to cause i was on my feet all day at the mall an they were killin me im getin to thye point where i mite just say the hell with it an use my cruches an look very stupid

Nick1962 2012-09-19 14:25:22 -0500 Report

Chiropractors are doctors who use a variety of non-surgical treatments, such as spinal manipulation and mobilization, to treat patients with things like lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports or car accident injuries, and even arthritic pain. Basically they use a form of massage or adjustments to your spine to relieve pressure between your vertebrae (the discs) in your spine. Since all the nerves in your body travel through your spine to your brain, if any one of those gets pinched, that part of your body will always have pain because those muscles are constantly spasming. Sometimes these pinches can occur over long periods from simple things like sitting on a fat wallet every day, and sometimes it can be from a simple accident or fall. Usually, if not treated it gets worse and will affect other areas as well.

Very few medical doctors will refer you to a chiropractor (because it often means they don’t get your business), so if you’ve never heard of one before, I’m not surprised.

There may be things they can’t help with because there may be something physically wrong like a degenerated, slipped, or bulging disc, but they will tell you that when you go in for your first visit evaluation. The procedures/adjustments are painless (it sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles in your back), and if it is something they can fix (and they can fix a lot of things), relief is usually within just a few visits.

You may be able to have everything done in a few visits, or like me, go in once a month for a small adjustment (but I have a lovely and talented female chiropractor, so I look forward to it). It is mostly covered by insurance, and if you don’t have insurance, they usually have some form of easy payment plan. It is far cheaper than most medications (which you won’t have to take if they can help) or trips to a medical doctor. I spend more on test strips per month than I do on my chiropractor.

If nothing else, go for an initial consultation and exam and see if they can do anything. You aren’t obligated to take any treatment they recommend. Some swear by chiropractors, others don’t, but I’d be a wreck without mine. I can probably help find one near you through mine if you want.

Here’s a few links

rayray215 2012-09-18 15:46:53 -0500 Report

so in that case im 23 an was diagnosed at 18 an im type 2 thats rare rite ?

Nick1962 2012-09-18 16:30:32 -0500 Report

I would say yes, but there are so many "subsets” of diabetes now that I think you might be in the MODY (Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young) category (about 1% - 5% of diabetics) which to my understanding is largely an inherited thing. There’s also type 1.5 recently (LADA - Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults - about 10% of diabetics), but some doctors don’t/won’t recognize this type. If that is a recent picture in your profile, you’re certainly not overweight, so you would fit that profile. Don’t let this scare you though buddy, both are still manageable with diet and exercise if caught early on.

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