I was diagnosed as Type 2 around 22 years ago. Been off & on Insulin...been on again for along time now. Went to a new Endrocrinology Dr this past Monday. He diagnosed me as bring Type 1...I was floored to say the least...
So, before I go any farther, is this group strictly for Type 2? I'd hate to really get involved here if this is a group I shouldn't be in. I'm just so very confused right now...Thanking you all in advance!!! Love & Kindness..Mitzi
We have a handful to Type 1's and LADA members in our group.
If you have ever been "off insulin" it is almost impossible that you are Type 1 which is an auto-immune disorder (confirmed by the presence of 2 or more anti-bodies) that "totally destroys" the ability to produce insulin - you would die without insulin however it's not "impossible" that you had/have Type 2 and later developed Type 1.
But that would be super rare. Type 1 usually present at age 13/14 (most often), somewhere in ages 6 to 8 (second most common) with very few cases ever confirmed in those later than their teens.
It is possible that you have LADA which is a "latent auto-immune diabetes in adults" which initially presents as Type 2 and can be treated as such until insulin is needed. This is "commonly" diagnosed in those in their 30's but does present at any age.
LADA is diagnosed by a "type 1 test" that only shows the presence of a "single" anti-body (any one of the few).
At the very least I would seek clarification from the Endo as to whether it's LADA or Type 1 so that if you ever change Doctors at least they know "exactly what you have".
You are welcome to our family here. If I recall right, you won't be the first Type 1 on board. Who knows, you could pick up some tips along the way. Althoug I'm a Type 2 I too have been on insulin. Twice. I think it took me longer to get used to sticking myself to bleed than to inject insulin. Anyway, welcome to the family...
It was a typo. I meant to say Type 2 patients.
I don't believe this group is strictly for Type 1 patients. I think it is an excellent question.
It will my endeavor to find out, to find out.
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