I was wondering how you know if you are type I or type II? What is the difference? Is it insulin vs. pills, or both? I don't know which I am, as my doctor didn't really discuss that part of it. I had been diabetic with my three children, so it was almost old hat when I was diagnosed. I knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of when. Everyone here seems to have so much knowledge of their condition. I was told by my cousin, who has been diabetic for some time, and is on the pump, that the only way they will give you the pump is if you cannot be well controlled through intensive therapy and carb counting. Is this accurate? I asked my doctor about the issues with metformin and kidneys but he also said that he hadn't seen any information on that, but that my blood tests on my kidneys were fine, and we check them every visit anyways. He also said that kidney problems are a symptom of unchecked diabetes too, so it would be hard to determine that it was the metformin, and not the diabetes that caused the problems with kidneys. I am just curious where everyone has gotten their information on this disease. Is there a website, or a book, or something that is really good and accurate to refrence too? Also, is it normal to lose weight when you start insulin? And not to be tooo personal, but has anyone experienced loose stools as a result of their medications?
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