What [TYPE] am I?

Doc 720
By Doc 720 Latest Reply 2010-12-03 21:05:38 -0600
Started 2010-12-02 11:49:39 -0600

What type am I? I have been a diabetic for 4+ years now. I was diagnosed on my 40th birthday. My diagnosis was originally TYP II. Cool, I now know what is going on with me.

As life continued, I quickly progressed from literally Diet and Exercise (about 1 year) to oral meds (about 2 years) and now in Lantus and Novolog.

With all but one of the criteria met, It was “suggested” by my PCM that I am a TYPE 1.5 or LADA. Sorry, LADA for those that are unaware is Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.

Well, I got schooled by my Endocrinologist; She informed me that in the past you had the following labels:

Juvenile Diabetes, Adult Onset Diabetes/Type 1, Type 2/Type 1.5, LADA.

Her final word about all of the names and types: [in a very heavy Indian accent] “You have diabetes. Type does not matter. All that matters is Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM).”

What is the actual proper terminology or is it just up to the Dr. to make it up as you go along?

2 replies

Harlen 2010-12-02 13:18:36 -0600 Report

I dont realy know what type you are ??
If you need insulin then you need it .
Best wishes

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