What is the difference between Type1 and Type2 Diabetes?

madragon
By madragon Latest Reply 2009-03-02 13:06:39 -0600
Started 2009-02-28 10:58:43 -0600

I was diagnosed with type2 diabetes in 2004 and stayed controoled with diet only. In December 2008 I developed Pancreatitis and had a heartattack. My blood sugars went way too high and now I am on two different insulins daily. Does this mean I now have Type1 diabetes?


2 replies

MeiMei
MeiMei 2009-03-02 13:06:39 -0600 Report

Type 1 is diagnosed by doing certain blood tests to see if the pancreas is still working.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-28 11:05:45 -0600 Report

Taking insulin does not mean you are Type 1. Many Type 2 diabetics use an insulin regimen to control their diabetes. My best advice to you is to ask your doctor what type they consider you to be so that you can become well informed on your diagnosis and what you can do to control it.

~Robin

Next Discussion: Is it time to go on Meds? »