Diabetes type 1 and 2

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Avatar f tn It is always possible to go from Type 2 diabtes to Type 1 Diabetes but never the reverse. Many times a Type 2 Diabetic will be treated as a Type 1 (on the same medications etc) but will not actually BE a Type 1. Reason being the treatments for a Type 1 are also effective on a Type 2 if that severity of treatment is needed. It is believed that Type 2 can be prevented or delayed in its onset by proper diet and exercise just like you would do if you actually had Type 2.
Avatar f tn And and inch around my hips - Leg cramps and pains - General tiredness - I get more irritated at people when I'm out - past Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has come back - sometimes I feel shakey +I have done 3 urine glucose home tests at different stages of the day and they all showed nothing. Could it be Type 1 diabetes givin the symptons, and is it possible without glucose in the urine?
Avatar f tn Hi and thanks for using the forum. There is no seperate expert forum that distinguishes between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, so feel free to post any questions here on this forum. There is a type 1 diabetes forum in the medical support communities. You can access it using this link http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Diabetes---Juvenile-Type-I/show/220 I hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Yes. Someone with type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily and monitor and control their blood sugars very well if they are to stay alive and avoid complications of diabetes.
Avatar n tn I also noted the JAMA reminder/caution that food does not cause Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This study and others looked at the impact of specific foods/timing of introduction in at-risk children. Please know that Type 2 is a completely different disease than Type 1. Type 1 is autoimmune, and researchers are striving to find out what triggers (or doesn't) trigger the disease. Type 2 has completely different origins.
Avatar n tn Blood tests can be done to detect elevated autoimmune activity and therefore the presence of type 1 diabetes rather than type 2 diabetes. It is fairly obvious to most doctors if insulin resistance is the problem, for if this is the case, some insulin is usually still being produced by the pancreas, but it is not effective.
Avatar n tn I have a 14 year old who has had type 1 diabetes for four years. Her average bs is 241 and her a1c is 13! She is on target only 18% of the time (when she tests) in the past year she has been hospitalized twice for DKA and once for chest pain where they were very concerned about her kidneys.She is on intensive insulin management but does not record carbs or insulin administered. She does not think she will get complications. Is there an impartal third party who can WAKE HER UP!
Avatar n tn My 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11. Now all of a sudden for the past week she wakes up in the morning with bld sugars in the 150-200 range but feels lik they are dropping. She has signs of low bld sugar, shaky, heart racing, can't see. As the morning goes on she will drop to 60 after eating & not taking any insulin. What is going on? She is missing school, does your pancreas sometimes work to give her insulin?
Avatar m tn and I know i'm a type 1 diabetic because I have been taking humalog and lantus for last 11 years and havent in the last 2 months with the exception of 1 or 2 injections.
Avatar f tn I had type 2 diabetes before I got pregnant. I'm 8 weeks and I inject insulin twice a day. They said if I don't control my levels my baby will be too overweight . any suggestions besides eating right and exercising? Is anyone else experiencing this?
521895 tn?1212597611 I'm not worried about GETTING pregnant, but I am a little worried about my brittle type 1 diabetes and the extreme swings - I go from high to low very quickly and vice versa - it's extremely difficult to stay in range even on a strict diet and insulin pump. When it comes time for me to get pregnant, what do I have to worry about? I'm most worried about seizures right now - will I be able to carry a baby if I'm prone to getting hypogylycemic related seizures? Thanks in advance.
Avatar m tn As your mother was diagnosed at one year of age with type 2 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), which is an autoimmune disease, sounds more likely. Are you sure the diagnosis is correct? Most children who have type 2 diabetes have a family history of diabetes, are overweight, not very physically active and it usually develops around puberty. Tablets are not suitable for type 1 diabetics. Insulin injections are given daily or several times a day depending on the type of insulin used.
Avatar m tn I had following breakfast 5 to 6 Idli (South Indian Dish) 2 Butter Toast 1 cup tea 2 Banana 1/2 Apple Now I was asked to come again at 11.15 A.M (i.e 2 hours after breakfast) for blood and urine test. Not knowing what to do for two hours, I sat at some isolated chair in the clinic and did 20 minutes silent laughter exercise. (BTW now i am very much can do laughter yoga by myself alone). Samples were taken as per schedule.
Avatar n tn When it happened to myself my blood sugar went to an amount slightly over 300, I took the appropriate amount of insulin and drank nearly 2 gallons of water in 2 1/2 hours which obviously resulted in frequent visits to the bathroom but it did help to clear the keytones from my system. After about 5 hrs of being in that condition I began to recover and was able to return to feeling more secure about my health.
Avatar n tn I am 24 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since 1 1/2 years old. I have been on the insulin pump for 4 years now and have experienced much better control....still not where it could be, but way better prior to the pump. Recently I have found myself wondering what is wrong with my memory. I have trouble remembering most of my childhood or even events that happened months ago. I can only truly remember portions of conversations I have. My boyfriend tells me all the time....
Avatar f tn Also you need to be careful with portion control even for the whole grain carbs - probably limiting 1/2 - 1 cup of these / meal. 4. Instead you should focus on eating plenty of non-starchy veges, lean proteins, nuts, non-sweetened dairy. Avoid tropical fruits and grapes (which are very sweet), and instead eat fruits like apples, pear, and berries. Limit the portions of fruit. 5. Always make sure you eat fat and protein with each meal as this will slow down the carbs being absorbed.
Avatar f tn Hi, Bobbie, welcome to the Community. I wish I could offer some help or advice, but, so far, I have not had that problem. I am now SVR (over 1 year now) and while on meds (Jun - Dec 2014) I lost about 25 lbs but eating a liver friendly diet, cutting out all sugar, watching my portions, and have continued to follow that diet, although a little more relaxed about ice cream, etc (still no candy). I am now down 35 lbs, and plan to continue my life style change - eating better and walking more.
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1538715 tn?1294146016 Researchers know from studying family histories that you can inherit a risk for Type 2 diabetes. And, yes, a type 2 gene can bypass your siblings and you get stuck with it - It happens. What also happens is you subconsciously picked up your parents bad habits that led to their diabetes. Bottom line, go get tested - an A1c, OGTT, and/or a fasting glucose test.
Avatar m tn I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES LAST FALL. I LOST 25 LBS AND MONITER MY DIET & ACTIVITIES TO HELP MY DISEASE. MY LAST CHECK-UP LAST MONTH WAS VERY GOOD. I TAKE 1 TABLET OF METFORMIN 500MG DAILY AS MAINTENANCE. MY PROBLEM IS THAT MY FEET TINGLE WHEN I AM ON THEM DURING THE DAY TO THE POINT OF FEELING ACHY. WHEN I AM OFF THEM AT NIGHT THE TINGLING SUBSIDES. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ON THIS SITUATION FOR ME? I WEAR GOOD FOOTWEAR. COULD IT BE THE METFORMIN?
Avatar n tn I know I am insulin dependent because I cannot take my pump off except for the rare few minutes or so without my sugar sky rocketing. Now would u still call this Type 2 Diabetes or Type 1? Hearing the words Juvenile Diabetes associated with Type 1 throws me off obviously because I was not diagnosed as a juvenile. But also the words Insulin Dependent are associated with the Type 1. So I DO fit into that category.
Avatar n tn There are more than 1 antibody to test for, and also some other tests to define between type 1 and 2. Dinner persons with type 1 are apparently antibody negative. Your presentation doesnt appear typical for type 2. Please see what your endocrinologist says. Regardless, if insulin is what works then don't be concerned to take it. Let us know what happens with your endo visit.