Hello everybody

By irishjig Latest Reply 2014-12-23 17:45:30 -0600
Started 2014-12-21 19:16:37 -0600

Hello I'm new to this site. I have been a type 2 since 20, and now I'm a type 1. It hit real hard as I'm on the pump. The pump and the support I've been getting has been great. I hope to talk to people like me, and help me deal. Thanks hope to hear from you.

5 replies

hjenkins 2014-12-23 03:52:48 -0600 Report

Same thing happened to me, I was a T2 at 18 and now at 29 I am a T1, which just happened this past summer, my doctor thinks that they may have misdiagnosed me back when I was 18. I was really upset by the switch, I know it sounds silly because even as a T2 I was taking insulin but I just always had it in the back of my mind if I exercised more and ate right I could get off the shots and then came the truth with being a T1 and always having to rely on needing insulin…it was hard pill to swallow! I am on the pump now too. Feel free to message me anytime

irishjig 2014-12-22 07:06:29 -0600 Report

My Dr did some tests and found out my pancreas is only putting out at 1%. So she explained I was type 1. I have been on insulin and pills for over 20yrs. She said I've probably been a type 1 for years and nobody checked. Since she took me off the pills and put me on all insulin my A1C went from 14 to 6.6 in 3 months. Since the pump I'm happy as a clam.

jayabee52 2014-12-22 03:43:42 -0600 Report

Howdy Irishjig

Has your Dr confirmed the Dx of your T 1? The reason I ask is that some people have the notion that because you are on insulin that you now are T 1.
I had been on insulin for about 4 yrs and now I am not. I manage my BG (blood glucose) levels through following a strict meal plan.

So by the fact that I had been on medications, I was a T 2. Because I had kidney disease I was taken off meds and placed on insulin (NPH x 2/day) so in the thinking of many would make me T 1 (?) and now that I discovered my pancreas is producing enough insulin on its own, does that mean I have reverted to T 2 again?

T 1 means one's pancreas produces little to no insulin on its own.

If Dr has not confirmed your T 1 status, you may wish to ask the Dr to do a test to comfirm how much insuin your pancreas is producing.

I would hate for you to be laboring under a misunderstanding.

God's best to you


lilleyheidi 2014-12-22 02:40:02 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC. I'm type 2 and was diagnosed about 5 years or so ago. Keep pumping and keep getting the support. There are several on this site who pump, and several type 1's here that will have lots of great information for you. You'll hear from them soon enough :) HUGS, Heidi