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Re: [IP] Type 1 1/2 What is it?

email @ redacted wrote:
> I was diagnosed Dec. 27, 1985 as a result of high sugar content in my urine
> during an ER visit.  Since I was 20 years old, average weight, I didn't
> specifically fit either of their nice neat profiles.  "Too old for JD, too
> young for Type 2; too heavy for Type 1, too light for Type 2" according to
> the doctors there - so my official diagnosis was "Type 1 1/2".  (snip)  At any 
> rate, through it all, the doctors
> who took care (?) of me never referred to me as any type but 1 1/2...& who
> am I to question the professionals?
> Sitting on the middle of the Diabetic Fence
> (& actually, the view's not bad from here!),

Well, gee, you sound like a regular ol' Type 1 to ME!!!!!

Age 20 is not AT ALL old to develop Type 1. At 115 lb., you were nowhere
near heavy enough to even begin to suggest Type 2 -- unless you're 3
feet 5 inches tall!!! 

I think you were just lucky (or unlucky as the case may be, considering
all the misery you went through) to have been caught in the very early
stages of Type 1 (which is why your weight was normal). I have a friend
who had exactly the same experience  -- they detected sugar in his urine
during a regular physical when he was 18 and about to go off to college. 

Sorry, kid, you better jump down off that fence!!!! It's shaky and might
fall over in a high windstorm!

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