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Re: [IP] c-peptide test criteria



Actually people who have ben dx'd with type 2 can "become" type 1 if the
immune system event happens. Just like people with type 1 who have the
genetics for insulin resistance can be ddx'd with type 2. Sometimes it is
referred to as "double diabetes"B . Too bad having one sort of D doesn't
render us immune to the other sort(s).B  Of course, we have to remember the
people who were mis-diagnosed has having type 2 simply because of age.B  I was
one of those. I was 30 years old, a recently retired ballet dancer, weighing
100lbs (I'm 5'6") and no type 2B  (or any type) of D in my family.B  Since I
had never really been exposed to diabetes, I didn't know to challenge the Dx,
and it was being admitted to hospital in a coma from DKA that got the correct
Dx.
But you are correct that people with typee 2 do not transform into people with
type 1B  if they are insulin dependent.B  I must add that I am one of those
people who think that they should have very different names.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Sue Ann Bowling" <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10:22:23 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] c-peptide test criteria

B Stop taking insulin would make sense for those on Lantus or maybe even NPH,
but
not for those using short-acting insulin in a pump. If you read the first
part,
exogenous (injected or pump) insulin does NOT affect c-peptide levels, anyway.
On Feb 5, 2014, at 6:56 AM, Steve's wrote:

> John.
> B  B  Thank you for providing that website to view. B It confirms what I've
> been told that the doctor MAY ask you to top taking meds prior to testing.
> This is confusing to me as others report that their providers do not require
> it. B How does one know which way is the right way to go in order to get an
> accurate test? Why the discrepancy? B I will need to follow up with my
> endocrinologist about this. B I am a diagnosed Type II but using insulin
with
> a pump for optimal control. B All of the doctors that I see refer to me in
> their charts as a Type I. B I would like to know for certain which it is.
> Frustrating!!!
>
> Steve
> .
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