Diabetes Type

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-05-15 11:16:59 -0500
Started 2013-05-12 22:14:30 -0500

I was hospitalized for DKA in March and immediately shown how to give insulin shots. I was also told not to lose anymore weight (I am 5'8" and 125 lbs.) I was never told whether I was Type 1 or Type 2 and neither seem to fit perfectly. I have requested my medical records but they are taking their time. Thoughts?

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-15 11:16:59 -0500 Report

If they didn't tell you, why didn't you ask. No one here can diagnose you and tell you if it is type 1 or 2

IronOre 2013-05-14 18:29:16 -0500 Report

So who showed you how to do insulin ?
Nobody can tell you from your description what type you are.

cakrol24 2013-05-13 16:11:47 -0500 Report

I am on Insulin both short term before meals and long term (Lantus) that I take at night. I am scheduled to see the endocrinologist at the end of June. I am active 4-5x a week and on a low carb diet. I definitely plan to ask my doctor but was curious of anyone else's experiences.

Type1Lou 2013-05-13 15:53:21 -0500 Report

There is a blood test that can determine whether you are producing any insulin at all. It is a C-peptide test. Was this done?…something to definitely ask your doctor. If you are not producing any insulin, most likely you would be categorized as a Type 1. If you are producing insulin, you are more than likely a Type 2 and are either not producing enough insulin and/or your body is resistant to the insulin you do produce. I know that this a an oversimplification, since there is also LADA, Type 1.5…and each of us is a unique case. The DKA and the weight loss would lead me to suspect Type 1…but I don't have access to your records and even if I did, I'm not qualified to make a diagnosis. What medications have you been told to take? Have you been advised on your diet? Regardless of what type it is, It is vital that you determine what you need to do to cope with YOUR diabetes and prevent a recurrence of the DKA and the onset of complications brought about by uncontrolled diabetes. Wishing you well!

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