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Re: [IP] Type 1 or Type 2?



You may want your doctor to order a
C-PEPTIDE test.  This test measures the amount of insulin you pancreas is
producing.  If it is real low you are probably a type I




----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 8:31 PM
Subject: [IP] Type 1 or Type 2?


> I was diagnosed with type 2 diabeted December 26 2001. I was led to
believe
> by several different doctors that I was type 2. When I first visited my
> endocrinologist, I asked him if I would be on insulin for the rest of my
> life. He then told me that I would only be on it "for now". Well, when I
went
> last week to see this doctor, I asked him if he would do the test to see
how
> much insulin I produce. He then told me that since I was ketoacidosis that
> I'm type 1 and the test would be pointless. I have had several different
> opinions about this. Some people say that type 2 can go in dka, some say
that
> only type 1 can. I have switched doctors but that appointment isn't until
May
> 1st. Will someone please tell me what to believe!!?
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