Type 1 or Type 2 ??

By Latest Reply 2010-09-02 10:03:22 -0500
Started 2009-01-06 13:35:29 -0600

I was reading an article that said that 90% of all diabetics are Type 2 and 10% are Type 1. I was wondering how true that is on Diabetic Connect? I have met a lot of people who are Type 1. Very curious about this. Thanks!

54 replies

rbergman 2009-02-07 13:41:48 -0600 Report

I am Type 2
Laura is Type 2 with Type 1 symptoms so she is considered Type 1 1/2 by her Ped Endo at this time (read update on Laura discussion for more on this)

Anonymous 2009-01-10 08:08:00 -0600 Report

Type 2 here. In the south. I love the greens also. All of them mustard, spinach, collards, kale, and tops of the beets are excellent, turnips. All with cornbread. Yumm—ooooo.

2009-01-07 14:55:10 -0600 Report

It looks like the Type 2's are winning so far, if you call it winning. I wish none or us were Type 1 or 2 or a 1.5 like kd! Thanks for responding! Angie

kdroberts 2009-01-06 17:42:54 -0600 Report

I maybe type 1, I maybe type 2, I maybe neither. Fun huh?!

Ginlea 2009-01-06 17:29:35 -0600 Report

You might know a lot of Type 1 is because of where you live.In some states the population has more type 2.I live in West Virginia and west va is one of the states with high percentage of Type 2.
My daughter is Type 1 but Grandmother and her brothers are Type 2.There other states that have a high % of Type 2 are Southern states…Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia

2009-01-06 18:13:29 -0600 Report

Wow, I didn't know that either. I'm a type 1 stuck in Alabama :) lol, Angie

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-06 18:16:24 -0600 Report

I've read statistics regarding the percentages in various areas as well. Was never surprised that the good old south would have a high count. We know how to eat down here (depending on how you look at it).

2009-01-06 18:20:29 -0600 Report

You're right, lol! I had "greens" for the first time in my life on New Years Day. I think that's why my BS was terrible that day! :) Kidding

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-06 18:38:34 -0600 Report

Those should have been good for you. Of course the seasoning (fat, etc.) that goes in them is not so good. But the greens themselves are really very good for you. Loooove me some turnips and cabbage.

2009-01-06 18:41:26 -0600 Report

I hate to admit this as I swore you would NEVER see me eat any type of green EVER. I liked them! I must say I was shocked, even went back for more. Now look at what I was missing skipping greens for seafood! LOL

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-06 18:44:26 -0600 Report

What type greens were they? I know as an adult I learned to eat a lot of things I thought I'd never touch. I think most of us are that way. Hope you had cornbread too!

2009-01-06 18:50:01 -0600 Report

My mother wouldn't tell me what kind they were hahaha. I know my dad brought them home in a brown paper bag on the back of his truck!!!!!!!!! She told me to stop asking and just try them, too funny. Yes, I had some yummie cornbread loaded with "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter." Gotta love the diabetic diet!

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-06 16:30:52 -0600 Report

I'm Type 2, Angie.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-06 16:41:06 -0600 Report

You're just my Type Diane. I had to. I couldn't pass up such a great line.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-06 16:44:42 -0600 Report

I do think our senses of humor are very much alike. Maybe other things, too. Who knows? We share a faith in God too, as I've noticed in your posts. Keep 'em coming - corney or not. We love 'em! You always give us a chuckle.

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