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Are You Automatically A Type 1 If You Take Insulin?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

There seems to be a great misconception out there that the "treatment used" is how the Type of Diabetes is determined

Insulin is a treatment for Diabetics, ALL Diabetics IF they NEED it

Type 1 Diabetics have an auto-immune disease that "within days" destroys their own ability to produce insulin - without insulin they will die within a week or two

They (Type 1's) need insulin from minute one of diagnosis and currently there is not other treatment to help keep them alive

L.A.D.A. Diabetics… read more

posted February 12 (edited)
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A DiabetesTeam Member

Great information

posted February 12
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member
Did something a Dr do cause your pancreas to stop functioning?

posted February 13
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member. geeez. So sorry

posted February 14
A DiabetesTeam Member


Thanks for asking Margaret…It’s the sole reason I keep my emotional distance….

Let’s just say NOT a happy camper…((

PS: It was an anesthesiologist who illegally used a non-approved FDA drug while performing anesthesia on the eve of R/T shoulder surgery circa 2007.

She was fired and lost her license to practice. Knowing I was seeking legal redress against her-she subsequently moved to Ontario, Canada to avoid prosecution. Last year while vacationing in Hawaii and Vancouver, Canada, respectfully, I was also planning to visit her unannounced; however, that plan fell apart when I came down with a urinary tract infection on the very first day of the Hawaii cruise….and that was that…

Lucky her….for now!!!

posted February 13 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

“What "caused" your diabetes is what determines the Type.”

After perusing your diabetic type definitions with regard to type I and type II, I don’t see mine…

Malpractice Diabetes

How do/I does/one treat such a type? Since its onset in April, 2007, I’ve found oral diabetic medications in association with injectables like Lantus, Toujeo, and now, Humalog insulin to be ineffective in my fight to slay the beast. It appears
I’m left with no choice but to self-eradicate the “problem” myself.

Any assistance on your behalf would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


posted February 12

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