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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 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 My friend's 2 year old grandson (twin) was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. What are the risks of the twin being diagnosed with it an some point? Is there any advanced research on stem cell therapy? Thank you.
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 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 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 Many adults have Type 1 as well, either diagnosed when they were children or late onset. Sally is absolutely right, a Type 1, unlike a Type 2, no longer produces their own insulin, or produces a very small amount. We need insulin to live; a short time without insulin would drive numbers high enough to develop DKA which is a life threatening emergency. Insulin provision and monitoring has advanced greatly in the last years, including pumps and CGMs.
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 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 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 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 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?
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 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 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 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.
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.
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Avatar n tn Hi Dalki, Yes, in time your doctor will likely know for sure which type of diabetes you have. In addition to Type 1 and Type 2, there seems to be a type 1.5 ... tho' there's some thought that 1.5s are just in the early stages of Type 1. We DMers (folks with diabetes mellitis) and our docs often call that a honeymoon phase. I hope you're feeling better now that your bloodsugar has begun to come down. Things may remain volatile for a while, so try to be patient with yourself.
307500 tn?1302119746 Says because I have Clusters of AutoImmune Diseases I most likly have type 1 diabetes. This week He has run lost of test, blood, and heart tests and blood flow. I have been put on every poral pill and it hasn't dropped my BS. MY lst A1C was 7.0, I have been on a very low carb diet for yrs, I think if I weren't my BS would be alot higher all the time. My ? is could I be type 1 because of all the Auto disease and the age of 16 diagnoses?
Avatar f tn I have type 2 and have started rowing. I do 30 mins each time and have notice a drop of 50-75pts after exercise. ~180 before exercise and ~125 after.
Avatar n tn Some people are able to control Type 2 diabetes with losing and maintaining healthy weight, lowering carb intake and regular exercise. Some are not, and need medication. It is impossible to answer your question because every diabetic is different and it would depend on how high your numbers were to begin with and what you ate and did. Serious consequences (complications) from diabetes don't occur in 24 hours, they occur over time spent at high numbers.
Avatar n tn Based on all my symptoms and labs, she and the doctor above her believe it's type 1. Yesterday, I was a type 2...24 hours later, I'm a type 1 lol I still feel like things are a bit uncertain but I know my doctors and I are going to do what's right for ME, regardless of type. First goal is to get morning sugars normal and go from there! It's been a long road for my diagnosis and I know the diabetic road is longer still. I got this though! Thanks for all your input and support!!
Avatar m tn http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabetes/transplantation.jsp Check this site out, it gives some good info if you're interested in the Islet transplantation. It also gives info about Pancreas transplantation too.
Avatar f tn However, it is becoming known that 10-20% of type 2's are actually misdiagnosed and are type 1 or LADA. I myself was mistakenly diagnosed type 2 at 58 when I was in fact LADA (Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a variation of type 1) As for the general age of a person with type 2, in general they are older, but as obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S. it is more common for people to be diagnosed with type 2 as children.
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.