Not type 1 or 2

By kasaundra Latest Reply 2015-02-20 18:32:21 -0600
Started 2013-07-10 15:32:45 -0500

Ok yall I am kind of new here. I have had diabetes for 5 years but it just became real. I just go out of the hospital after a week long stay (my first) where they took me off the pills I had been on and put me on insulin. They told me my diabetes could not be classified as a type 1 or type 2. Has anyone else been told this?

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Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-20 18:32:21 -0600 Report

I used to be type 2 but now I am type 1.5 LADA, and I am treating like type 1, I am doing so much better now. have you ask your doctor about this? You might have to push your doctor in getting an answer to this, but its important to know. Good Luck

kasaundra 2013-07-23 10:15:31 -0500 Report

It is crazy! Its much different than when my sister was diagnosed. I seem to be doing ok on the insulin. My only problem is I don't have a really big apatite, and Im always scared I am not eating enough. Most especially at night. I try to make sure I have a snack, but it still worries me.

Traicy 2013-07-17 11:34:21 -0500 Report

To me it does sound like T1.5 LADA. It's my understanding that many LADA's start with oral meds and then progress to insulin because it's takes a bit longer for the drastic number of beta cells to die. Basically what Maggs said. It's becomming more common.

Maggs777 2013-07-15 16:02:38 -0500 Report

It is classified as a Latent. Your pancreas is slowly stopping to produce insulin and over time it will stop altogether. When I was first diagnosed they thought I was a latent but after all the tests were run they realized I was a full blown type 1. Very rare at my age as I am 38. The doctors must feel the insulin will help you more than the pills.

kasaundra 2013-07-15 16:33:41 -0500 Report

Ye I don't think the pills were doing much of anything except keeping my stomach messed up. I can say I feel %100 better since starting the insulin. Still have a fear of it but my little sister is an inspiration to me. She was diagnosed with type 1 at age 14 and has been on insulin since, if she can do it I can do it. Thank you for putting a name to it for me.

s93vw 2013-07-11 08:25:54 -0500 Report

I am Type 1.5. I use insulin. I was 47 when I was diagnosed. Age and family history works toward type 2 but like wise with type one I have family history, totally insulin dependent and have never had a weight problem. Those were just some points explained to me.

liz.martin 2013-07-11 05:00:25 -0500 Report

I've never heard of this and since you were put on the pills first I would assume you're a type 2 and just because the dr switched you to insulin doesn't change your original diagnosis. I had an uncle diagnosed with type 2, started on pills and ended up on the insulin and it never changed.