I've had type 1 diabetes for about 14 years now. I'm pretty familiar with my disease, though I'm still not perfect at keeping everything as controlled as I'd like. In trying to improve this, I've started researching more about the disease, potential treatment, and just getting to know other diabetics and their game plans.
In reading more, I feel that there is a much larger difference between Type 1 and Type 2 than I initially understood. Even the initial cause — Type 1 is caused by (if I understand it correctly) by the body failing to create insulin. Type 2 is caused by the bodies insulin resistance, which can then lead to the pancreas shutting down from over exertion. (I'm aware thats a very simple explanation)
So I'd like to start a discussion of the differences between these two diseases, starting with medication. How do you medicate? How often? Is it a successful process?
As a Type 1 diabetic, I use an insulin pump to regulate my blood sugars. Prior to that, I used Lantus insulin and Humalog. Prior to that, I used N and Humalog. Initially, I started out on N and N and R.
I love using the pump. It allows me more freedom than anything else. I also regularly exercise (or try to) and avoid certain foods.
So, whats your plan?
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