You can be type 2 and type 1 1/2 at the same time. If you are over weight, you can be insulin resistant (type 2). If you follow a low carb diet and lose weight, your blood sugar will go back to normal as long as you stay on a low carb diet. However if you are on a low carb diet and normal weight and blood sugar is still too high you are still type 1 1/2. This has been my experience. I take long acting insulin once a day to cover the small amount of carbs I eat in fruits and vegetables.
It isn't always type I 1/2 or type 2, it can be both at the same time. The key to finding out is
a low carbohydrate diet, lose weight and see what is left.
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