Type 5 Diabetes. Controlling Blood Sugar Levels.

By Survivor7311 Latest Reply 2013-08-11 08:56:48 -0500
Started 2013-07-18 14:12:05 -0500

I was diagnosed with Type 5 diabetes at 14 its been a struggle. I had my numbers really good before my transplant but after my kidney transplant my numbers have been running higher then usual. i know a lot of this is because of my medications and stress. But it be nice to get them back in a good range. And thats another thing what is a good range for a 20 year old? I get told so many different answers i can't keep track ! I just want to see those good numbers and be satisfied and happy. When i see them running high i begin to worry - something i cant control force of habit. I'm looking to get my numbers back on track and in range!!! Needing some advice and support !

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CelticAncient 2013-08-11 08:56:48 -0500 Report

Type 5 is also known as M.O.D.Y. or Maturity Onset Diabetes in the Young. Doctors don't really look for it and those that have it are either misdiagnosed as Type 1 or Type 2. It requires genetic testing to diagnose and a lot of Doctors don't want to bother with it even though what they find in the genetic testing can lead to the right diagnoses and treatment. If one person in a family has it, it is passed down in families and if one family member has it there is a guarantee that another relative will have it.

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-19 12:10:08 -0500 Report

Type 5??? I've never heard of type 5 in my life. I only know of type 1, type 2, gestational(pregnancy), and I've heard if double diabetes in which a type one starts becoming resistant to insulin, which is more common in overweight children.