type 3 diabetese

By Susie624 Latest Reply 2010-04-22 13:34:15 -0500
Started 2010-01-18 17:18:53 -0600

Has anyone ever heard of type 3.Following a web site I believe Harlan posted I ran across one that talked about a type three and said it occurs when the brain signals the stop of insulin production,resulting in the degenerattion of brain cell and adverse effects on the central nervous system.Was wonddering if any one else had ever heard of it.www symptomfind.com/diseases-conditions/diabetes

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tammykay45324 2010-04-22 13:34:15 -0500 Report

I have not heard it termed type 3 but I am in a class that seems all it's own also - Type 1.5 or aka double diabetes or aka LADA (Latent Auto Immune Diabetes in Adults). It is extraordinarily dificult to find info on it and I just don't seem to fit in anywhere. I try very hard and no matter what I do I seem to fail most often. I might just be the only person alive who goes to the gym and their sugar spikes! I have only been diagnosed for almost 2 years and already have nerve damage in my feet and taking tons of insulin a day. I start off w/Janumet pills and then take 1 22 unit shot of Levamir insulin and 5 units plus a sliding scale of Humulog for breakfast, same for lunch, and at dinner it is 10 units plus sliding scale and then 70 units of Levamir at bed. I grew up eating meat/potatoes and a vegetable for dinner but those vegetables were only green beans, corn, or peas so I never got much exposure to any other veggies really. I will eat broccoli and carrots and occasionally cauliflower now but not much more. I tried Asparagus at Brio's once and it was delicious - tried cooking it twice myself and it was disgusting. My fasting glucose levels are the worst but I am lucky in the respect that I have never had a single symptom of Diabetes except the nerve damage. Not overly thirsty, urinating or anything. I completely changed the diet in the household - got rid of almost all simple carbs except my kids snacks etc - I use whole grain/whole wheat everything but try to stay clear of bread and pasta for the most part. Rice is only brown and same w/potatoes (sweet) but again - maybe once a month do i fix any of that - so how someone please tell me - does my sugar still run so high?

Susie624 2010-01-19 01:57:14 -0600 Report

Thank you everyone,because I had never heard the term until I was following a web site Harlan reccommended to someone.

Deb-G 2010-01-18 20:50:27 -0600 Report

According to some there is a "double diabetes" occuring…Where as due to weight etc some are exibiting symptoms and problems consistant with both types of diabetes…Its the fine gray line between type 1 and type 2 that they are now referring to as type 3

jayabee52 2010-01-18 20:04:54 -0600 Report

Linda (suzie) I have done a bit of looking online just now and what SkipT has said is true, some are calling Alzheimers Type 3. However I also found a source which says Type 3 is a "double whammy"combo of types 1 & 2. It has been called Type 3 or type 1.5 here's one link to that story: http://www.lifescript.com/Health/Conditions/D...

When I lived in Las Vegas NV (up until March of 2009) I had attended a diabetes support group. The RN educator / leader of that support group called the signifigant others who cared for diabetics "Type 3 diabetics" so now you have 3 definitions for Type 3 diabetes, as if life with diabetes wasn't confusing enough! LoL!

EDITED Jan 18, '10 8:45 PST READING FURTHER, Wikipedia( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes ) "Various sources have defined "type 3 diabetes" as: gestational diabetes,[5] insulin-resistant type 1 diabetes (or "double diabetes"), type 2 diabetes which has progressed to require injected insulin, and latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (or LADA or "type 1.5" diabetes [6])"

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Blue Angel 2010-01-18 18:46:54 -0600 Report

What? Is it a such thing? I Wouldn't be surprised we are hearing about something everyday. Just pray and try to take care of are selves

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