Type 1 or Type 2 ==== so confused

By Rubyntune Latest Reply 2010-12-05 20:17:45 -0600
Started 2010-11-10 13:12:18 -0600

In 2007 I was diagnosed with type 2 and was using medication and diet. On the 2nd of this month they started me on Insulin so am I now Type 1. I am so confused, not to mention feeling like a failure because I could not control this on my own.

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GabbyPA 2010-11-10 18:47:36 -0600 Report

Insulin does NOT mean failure. It bothers me so much that the best medicine for our glucose control is used as a punishment by most doctors. Insulin is a great tool for you and I bet you will obtain better control with it. That doesn't make you a failure in any way.

Insulin doesn't equal type 1 either. Unless you have had a change in diagnosis by your doctor, being put on insulin doesn't change your diagnosis. My mom is type 2 and switched to insulin by choice to have better control with less side effects. It has been a great choice for her. I wanted to change over to insulin, but my doctor wants me to keep working to get off meds all together, so I am going to focus on that for the next year and see what I can do.

kdroberts 2010-11-10 13:51:04 -0600 Report

Has your official diagnosis changed to type 1 or are you just saying that because you take insulin? Type 1 is a completely different disease to type 2 although the end results are similar.

Switching to insulin is not a failure, if it's what your body needs then it's what your body needs. Have a look at this http://www.whyinsulin.com/why-choose-insulin/...

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Two painful feet 2010-11-10 13:39:20 -0600 Report

You are not a failure. Sometimes no matter what you do your blood sugars can't be controled with oral meds. You are a type 2 who uses insulin to control your bs. You are not alone there are others in the group who have had to switch to insuline. You can ask any questions you might have and someone will try to answer. We are here for you any time you need us. I hope you will feel better about yourself.

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