Not knowing what type or what kind of diabetes I have

I love my Mastiff
By I love my Mastiff Latest Reply 2013-08-28 15:03:05 -0500
Started 2013-08-21 09:38:02 -0500

I have diabetes and take pill. I know nothing more. Need help with what Type I may have. I have hot and cold sweats. Night my temp drops to 94 degrees. Sometimes my hands turn blue. Tingling and electric pain all through body. What might this be? I have been to doc over and over and nothing.

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DulaxTrainer 2013-08-28 15:03:05 -0500 Report

My doctors too are not sure if whether I have type I or typeII diabetes, as I donated part of my pancreas and kidney. But I am currently taking Humalog, Lantis, and metformin & they just took me off my 8 mg worth of the glimepiride.

Pengomama 2013-08-24 08:55:16 -0500 Report

Hi there, My name is Sherry. I am new to this site, but I have some of the symptoms like you. I have been told that I have diabetic neuropothy. The electric pain is this. My pain, electric feeling, tingling, etc. is all neuropothy. I do take nerve pain med called Neurontin. What a life saver!! It took a foot doctor, and 2 years later for someone to tell me this.
I have type 2 diabetes, and have some of the cold sweats too. I take a pill every night, no injections. You can buy little 2" X 4" heat packs at any drug store. I put them in the palm of my hand with a sock over it to hold them in place. Feels very nice
I wish you the best!
P.S. I hope that something I said will help you!!!!

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-08-23 11:54:23 -0500 Report

I have to say, get another doc that is experienced with the condition(s) you are experiencing, ask questions … maybe even look up the symptoms you are having here a google search

John Crowley
John Crowley 2013-08-23 10:39:53 -0500 Report

If you're taking an oral medication for your diabetes and not taking insulin, then you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (most likely). Your other symptoms sound a bit like hypothyroid which does frequently go hand-in-hand with type 2 diabetes. Definitely something you should bring up with your doctors—particularly the low body temperature.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-22 08:33:20 -0500 Report

I was misdiagnosed with type 2 at first because I was 45 and they didn't bother to do proper testing to determine which type I was. The big clue for the docs should have been my weight. I am 5' 8" and weighed 120 lbs. much of the time thin adults that get diabetes are are type one. I also had family history of T1, I have an uncle who was diagnosed type one in his 40's and I had a cousin with juvenile diabetes.
I was put on pills at first. I changed my eating habits immediately and was extremely disciplined about it and my numbers weren't coming down. So 3 doctors and 5 months later I was started on insulin. I was put on 15 units of Novalog. I took my first shot in the drs. office and was sent on my way. It was a morning appointment and I was fasting for blood work. I was sent out the door and not told to eat. My sugar took a nose dive within 1/2 hour of that shot.
I continued taking my Novalog and my sugars were dropping out constantly throughout all times of the day and night. I tried to get help from the doc. Who btw is diabetic and he lowered the dose which was still not working. You would think he would have caught on to the problem. Anyway I finally got with an Endocrinologist who properly diagnosed me with T1 brittle. So that is why my sugar was dropping so often.
I said all of that to say, find a doctor who understands the importance of a proper diagnosis. Like splitpea922 said you can ask to be tested. Especially if the meds aren't working.

splitpea922 2013-08-22 05:34:49 -0500 Report

Go to the doctor and ask them to test for antibodies. If you have them, then you are type one. If not, the i believe you are considered type two. But like what was said before, pills do not work on type ones.

I love my Mastiff
I love my Mastiff 2013-08-21 17:25:20 -0500 Report

Some what I go high and low. got tested a few yrs ago and they said I did not have diabetes . Tested again last yr I am diabetic . I know damage has been done. I think I may PAD not sure, I have repeatedly went to doctor and no answers on what is causing all of this. One thing I did find out is I have hyperactive Active nervous system , Fibro, at times (not all the time) I have high BP at stroke stage. I have 5 children I want to see grow up. How can I if I do not know how or have tools I need to treat it?

Harlen 2013-08-21 10:22:02 -0500 Report

T1's make no insulin so pills will not help them T2's make some but not as much as we need and some pills help us .
I think you may be t2 ?
T2s normly are over 20 but not always .
Best wishes

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