We tend to lump things together.
At first there was just Juvenile Diabetes or Sugar Diabetes.
Then (they) renamed them to Type 1 and Type 2.
About 20 years ago the terms Type 1.5 (which later was renamed LADA) and Type 3 (Diabetes with Diabetes Dementia - but that term is still not fully accepted yet) were added.
But is Type 2 simply Type 2?
The answer is NO. Not all Type 2's are the same and we can be "sub-grouped".
Here is the recognized "sub-types" of Type 2:
Severe insulin-deficient… read more
has anyone been on this before? if so how good is it?
There are lots of ways to reach an a1c. Some methods leave wide swings. Some leave very little margin for error. Some involve one medication. Some involve many. So which is right for you and how will you decide? I've been mulling this over for a while. With my old doctor, I was on more frequent insulin but needed to walk 5 miles a day to get anywhere a good number at all, and still spiked into the 380s every day. This new endo has switched my medication and I take "more," but my numbers have… read more
Some may see the Doctor as some all knowing Oracle that uses a crystal ball to decide what prescriptions to write to treat our Type 2 diabetes.
The truth is, unless your diabetes doesn't follow the "rules" and you need the help of an Endocrinologist, they use a "flow chart" that most highschool kids could follow well enough to write the scripts.
Primary/Family Doc's don't even need to know how to spell Diabetes in order to treat it because the worlds leading experts have "written the rules"… read more
I’m taking Trulicity injections once a week and the side effects are kickin my butt. Vomiting at least one day a week sometimes more and multiple times that day. Disgusting “sour burps” leading up the the vomiting. Almost constantly feeling generally ill and some diarrhea as well. It’s affecting my work and everyday life and I just can’t stand it anymore. Any advice on these side effects would be greatly appreciated.
I'm type two diabetic and have recently been on the Trulicity injection, I'm just wondering if anyone else has been on this injection.