Type 2 Diabetes.

By Jvan Latest Reply 2014-05-17 23:16:32 -0500
Started 2014-05-16 08:30:01 -0500

Can a person be diagnosed with Type 2 then yrs later be diagnosed as Type1? I was diagnosed as Type 2 early '90s. PKD runs in my family and I was diagnosed w/it in' 87. I went on Lantus between 2000-2002. I started dialysis (Hemo) in '09 and my kidney doc took me off Amaryl then and put me on Novolog. So now the medical profession says I am Type 1 just because I cannot take Amaryl cause of the dialysis and have to take insulin instead. I thought that Type 1 was juvenile(sp) diabetes…that you were born with it. I am hoping to change to PD while I sleep and get off Hemo dialysis as it is hard on the body.

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Jvan 2014-05-16 21:32:52 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear abt your wife…My husband passed away 02/08/08 from lung cancer(andinocarcinoma and meso)he was in he Navy for 22.5yrs… Taking care of him was hard on and a running a friend around to doc'/shopping etc. and it was hard on me, I wasn't taking care of myself. My kidney doc took me off the amaryl because he said it was not good for me to take it and do dialysis no other reason was given. I have asked some doc's abt this and some say no I am not type 1, some say yes because of the insulin. Doesn't make sense…sorry. I have several reasons for wanting to change from Hemo to PD while I sleep. Alot of it deals with the stress(drama) I see/deal with at the facility. I want my days and nites back(I dialyze early evening to nitetime). Anyway, I have gotten alittle side tracked with my monitoring and I've got to get back on track. I had a tight control, but i slipped some where.
Hope you have a great wkend…

jayabee52 2014-05-17 10:19:54 -0500 Report

Howdy Jvan
Thanks for your kind words re my wife.

Just because one is on insulin does not mean that that person is automaticly a T1.

When I had to first go on hemodialysis I was taken off metformin and put on low doses of NPH insulin and did not turn into a T1.

In fact later on when I discovered my pancreas was producing enough insulin of its own to manage my T2 without meds IF I ate very carefully I dropped the NPH completely. So those who say you are T1 due to insulin use only show their ignorance about diabetes.

I can understand the desire for PD as it would be nice to sleep through the treatment. However, in my clinic I don't notice that much drama going on, either that or I'm not affected by it that much. I also dialyze from 6pm to 10:15 pm and get on my paratransit bus generally by 10:45 pm.

Sorry to learn of your husband's passing. I have a son in the USN who serves in the engine compartment of a Navy destroyer based in Japan (currently 10 yrs). So I have an appreciation for the service your hubby gave to our country and the sacrifices you made for our country as well.

Praying God's richest blessings to you


Jvan 2014-05-17 11:27:52 -0500 Report

Pretty interesting that your son serves in the engine room…That was where my hubby spent most of his time. He went into cryogenics on his 2nd/3rd time. He was on a tender(I think-Speigel Grove), then the Lady Lex, here in Pensacola, then he got on a destroyer in Va., his last ship was the Indy out of Va. the only overseas billet was Gitmo, where my son was born. Very interesting place. Wish I could go back…Being a navy wife is the toughest job in the Navy! But I loved it!

jayabee52 2014-05-17 12:24:06 -0500 Report

PD is married and his wife of 2 yrs is in Japan with him. His first ship was a destroyer Donald Cook based in Norfolk VA. Then he was assigned to a repair facility in JVille FL where they repaired frigates. (he met his wife in JVille) This is his 3rd assignment. He is hoping to be a "lifer."

jayabee52 2014-05-17 23:16:32 -0500 Report

I pray he is able to as well. It is really frightening to think that the military's RIF might prevent that for him. I think the Navy is a really good fit for him.

jayabee52 2014-05-16 14:12:29 -0500 Report

Howdy Jvan
Yes one can be Dx'd T2 and then later be Dx'd T1. I have been on DC here for about 5 yrs and I have seen a few report this. I can also see how such a thing can happen as something happens to the pancreas and it stops secreting insulin altogether. Have your Dr test you for C peptide levels. That will tell y'all whether the Dx of T1 is accurate or not. See this for more info ~ http://www.healthline.com/health/insulin-c-pe...

I am now on Hemodialysis. My 2nd wife was on peritoneal dialysis for a while. She had problems with PD due to being allergic to the tubing needed for her ports. She also complained that one had to be SOOOOO careful regarding sanitary precautions for PD. (difficult for her since she was totally blind). Eventually she went to hemodialysis and after a few weeks of hemo they discontinued it since it wasn't doing the job they wanted it to do: remove the water from around her heart as she had CHF (brought on by her Lupis) She has since (07/2010) passed away due to one of the many medical challenges from her Lupis.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker.

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