Diabetes

Kevin2009
By Kevin2009 Latest Reply 2014-03-12 05:09:21 -0500
Started 2014-03-10 15:51:30 -0500

How can we know is the type 1 or type 2 diabetes ? I confuged. I dont know about my diabetes type 1 or 2, because my doctor says its like some time type 1 And some time type 2. Do you have any idea?


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Kevin2009
Kevin2009 2014-03-12 05:09:21 -0500 Report

Hi Type1Lou! I have not don't C-peptide blood test.Where should I go to do this, at hospital? Is it very expensive blood test? Thanks for your good sugestion. Kevin

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-03-11 19:11:46 -0500 Report

There is a C-peptide blood test which measures whether you are producing any insulin on your own. If you are not, then you are deemed Type 1. Type 2's generally produce some insulin but maybe not enough or they have insulin resistance which makes them unable to efficiently use the insulin they produce. This is a very simplified explanation of a very complex disease…but you get the gist.

Kevin2009
Kevin2009 2014-03-10 17:15:37 -0500 Report

Thanks Jayabee! I take Novo rapid 3 time And lantus 1 time in a day.Since last 2 month my blood glucose is high. In the morning 140 mgdl over And after eating 4 hour over 200. I meet to doctor week And he said me that your lantus is not working good.he advice me to take little low unit of lantus And a bit more Novo rapid but still not change. Also i got stomach ache sometime And hot(warm) urine. I think the honeymoon time is going to be expire. How do you think?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-11 04:17:07 -0500 Report

Howdy Kevin
You may call me James.
What are you eating? What foods?, how much? how many times?

Do you take your BG level before bedtime? If you don't please do. It will tell you if you are dropping during the night and your liver dumps glycogen into your bloodstream to compensate for the low. But without knowing your bedtime BG levels, we should not hazard a guess.

As far as the "honeymoon", that will end when it ends, and we cannot determine ahead of time when that will be.

If you are not yet eating low carbohydrate and high protein meal plans that may help your BG levels come down. I wouldn't rely on injected insulin to make up for overindulgence with the carbs as some People with Diabetes (PWDs) often do.

Stomach aches can be from many things it is best if Dr wishes to pursue it. .

Please when you next see your Dr, write down all your symptoms and any questions you have for him. Write them on a word processing program and print at least 2 sheets before the visit. When you go in to the check in room and the nurse takes your vitals, ask the nurse to take one of the sheets and place it in the file where Dr will see it before he comes into the room. Take your sheet in with you, and when Dr comes into the exam room you can use the sheet as an agenda. That way you are not as likely to forget something. When you type up the sheet, leave adequate room around the question so you can write his answer. (it is said the weakest ink is stronger than the strongest memory)

As far as the warm urine goes, I have been peeing warm urine for my entire life. Or perhaps I am not understanding what you are trying to say.

God's best!
James Baker

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-10 16:37:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Kevin
Perhaps what Dr is saying is that you have Type 1.5, aka LADA (Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults) Eventually as the LADA progresses it eventually becomes T1. You might think of LADA as T1 with a loooooooong "honeymoon" period.

God's best to you

James