well I not a type Two I am a TYPE ONE

longhornmom2002
By longhornmom2002 Latest Reply 2009-12-08 18:49:44 -0600
Started 2009-12-07 21:23:49 -0600

went to the entro doc today after reading all my lab work from the hospital and seeing my levels so drastacly low. and having so many sweat attacks and shakes. he said I was a type one and now I am taking insulin before each meal and also at bedtime and have no oral meds!!!! I am going crazy and want to really just thorw in the towel to all this diabetic crap. I have a brand new bottle of the humulin N and a 100 box of needles that I can no longer use, and have to go spit out more money which I dont have to get to types of new insulin(well doc gave me samples) but the fricken pen needles I need for two different types arent cheap. I seriously just want to say to heck with all this. I am gaining weight and going broke. SO STRESSED how can I go from one type to another????


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alanbossman
alanbossman 2009-12-08 17:47:56 -0600 Report

Hi Longhornmom,Diabetes type 1s need insulin only and have to take it or the outcome is death . I hope you dont mean to throw away your life. Things will get better now that the docs have finally know which type you are. hang in there it will get better. You have lots of friends here on dc. Stay with us. We all here will give you the support you need.
Alan

Monalisa
Monalisa 2009-12-08 15:48:17 -0600 Report

DEAR LONGHORN, PLEASE RE-THINK YOUR PRIORITIES, DIABETES IS A SERIOUS DISEASE, YOU CANNOT COMPARE BEING OVERWEIGHT (WHICH YOU CAN CONTROL WITH DIET AND EXERCISE), TO HAVING TO LIVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE BLIND, WITH AMPUTATIONS OR EVEN WORSE, NEEDING DIALISIS DUE TO KIDNEY FAILURE ON A TRANSPLANT LIST, I KNOW THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR BUT HUN THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED TOUGH LOVE AND SOMETIMES WE NEED SOMEONE TO GIVE US A LITTLE SHAKE AND HELP US OPEN OUR EYES, TAKE THINGS EASY, DAY BY DAY AND DON'T GET DESPERATE THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD BE WHEN YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF WHAT IS NOW, REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN AND WILL TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IF YOU SAID THAT YOU ARE OVERCOMING SOMETHING AS SERIOUS AS ANOREXIA, THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE A VERY STRONG WOMAN AND I ADMIRE YOU FOR THAT, SO I KNOW THAT YOU CAN DEAL WITH DIABETES AND MUCH MORE, MY DEAR FRIEND I WISH YOU THE BEST AND RECIEVE A GROUP HUG FROM ALL OF US IN DC

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-12-08 08:13:02 -0600 Report

Question why the insulin change. You may still be able to use the insulin you have and you can almost certainly use the needles you have. Any insulin that comes in a pen can is available (and cheaper) in a vial and a lot of people use regular syringes in pens, it takes a little more thinking about but not much. Also, and you have to make the choice yourself, a lot of people (including myself) reuse pen needles for at least a few injections, some a lot more than a few.

Also, you never went from one type to another. Essentially a diagnosis of type 2 is a guess, there is no test that will prove you are type 2. There are some tests that can prove you are type 1 though. Your doctor probably gave you a type 2 diagnosis based on what info they had available and the new doc did some tests (I hope) and changed that diagnosis. It's not uncommon.

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-12-08 09:34:45 -0600 Report

I agree with all that's been said. For sure, stay with the syringes and vials. Surely you could work with Dr. to use up what you have on hand, and then switch over. Hang in there, things will get better.
Jim

Crashnot
Crashnot 2009-12-08 18:20:22 -0600 Report

I reused my syringe needles for 35 years before going on to the pump. That was 3+ injections a day on one needle, and I never had problems from infection (didn't use alcohol wipes either due to drying my skin). They DO get dull towards the end of the day, but they're much more durable than BD and friends would lead us to believe :-)

longhornmom2002
longhornmom2002 2009-12-08 18:44:45 -0600 Report

I dont really know I asked my doc if I could finish my humulin N and he said no it was not working for me, it was what was causing my sweats and prpoblems and the low blood sugar levels, I dont really know a whole lot I just know I keep running into brick walls with all of this and going to run out of money.

Crashnot
Crashnot 2009-12-07 21:55:20 -0600 Report

No idea how the changing types worked if you were a definite type 2 before. I used syringes for 42 years and never could deal with getting whacked by one of the pen delivery systems. The vials and syringes are a lot cheaper to buy if you're out-of-pocket but insurance will cover either. It's all a matter of your comfort level with each system.
You might try getting the book "Reversing Diabetes" to give you some simple and usable guidance on diet, medication and exercise and supplements to help you. Doctors don't tell you anything you really need to know, and I have found this book something I turn to again and again even after all these years. You can buy it here and at Amazon, it's about $14.
Good luck! There is a light at the end of that tunnel, you just have to take it one day and one glucose check at a time!

Harlen
Harlen 2009-12-07 22:00:19 -0600 Report

Grate reply I dont know what els I can add
I do wish you the best
I know its hard to get started but you will get there
hang in there it gets better

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