Symptoms of being T1 and not T2

By kittiebittie Latest Reply 2013-09-26 20:56:29 -0500
Started 2013-09-25 16:39:25 -0500

I have been waiting to see the endocrinologist for over two months. Being T1 is a guess. I don't know what I am. I'm getting fed up that I am being treated like I am everything and being called 1, 1.5 and 2 all the time by all the healthcare peeps. Recently, everyone calls me T1. "Insulin twice a day? oh… maybe you really are T1. That is a pretty major indication." Now, I am referred to as T1.

What really could help spell out what I really have? What are indications that I am a form vs another form?

6 replies

Type1Lou 2013-09-26 15:41:37 -0500 Report

A C-peptide blood test will indicate whether you are producing any insulin at all. If you are not producing insulin, you are a Type 1. If you are producing insulin, you are more likely a Type 2 or 1.5.

GabbyPA 2013-09-26 10:52:21 -0500 Report

Type 1 untreated will lead you to very high glucose numbers because anything you eat doesn't get put into your cells. I realize that is very basic, but true. What do your levels run? What kind of fasting numbers do you have? How are you after a meal?

Being on insulin twice a day doesn't say type 1 to me. I am on insulin twice a day as a type 2. Type 1 you would be treating per your carb counts. Are you doing that?

There are also tests that can be done by any lab. Ask your doctor to order those tests. Waiting to see an endo should not be the "when to find out" moment. You may need to get a little pushy with your doctor, but they need to know. Treatment of type 1 is very different from type 2. If you are an untreated type 1, it could bode ill for you if you don't find out soon.

kittiebittie 2013-09-26 20:40:27 -0500 Report

Fasting has been 150-230. After a meal I run 180-320. Insulin at night, I go down to 100-180 in the morning.

I haven't even heard of treating per carb count. . .:/

I'm already ill. . I keep getting infections. They seem to be getting worse in severity each time. I'm pretty sure the ER is beginning to know my name now.

GabbyPA 2013-09-26 20:56:29 -0500 Report

Well, we don't want you to have your own private parking space at the get the C-peptide test done to make sure.