Re: [IP] Type I or Type II?
40+ years ago there was no such thing as type 1 and type 2, just juvenile and
adult. At 28 I fell in the crack, and I was lucky my doctor decided to base
initial treatment on insulin and try oral medications after I was stable. The
orals didn't work (based on lab glucose tests--a1c hadn't been invented yet.) I
think a lot of doctors still think in terms of juvenile vs adult-onset. Luckily
adult-onset type 1 usually progresses slower than juvenile-onset, so type 2
treatment, though not optimal, generally keeps you alive through the relatively
long honeymoon phase. Down side is this can also fool the doctor.
On Jan 9, 2012, at 12:02 PM, Susan Lane wrote:
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> The initial test was just a blood glucose test and A1c. My blood glucose
> was over 600 and my A1c was 11.7. I was to start Metformin on the
> following Monday, but my doctor got sick. I decided that this was serious
> and took it as fate that the doc cancelled and went to an endo. I had to
> beg one doctor's office to take me in immediately as no other office would
> see me for forever. I met with the PA in the endo's office. She looked
> over the labs that I brought with me and said there was no way that I had
> type II and she wanted more blood tests to prove it. I had the GAD-65 test
> and a c-peptide test. Also, for some reason, diabetics can or usually
> have low vitamin D levels. Those two tests confirmed a type I diagnosis
> and I was immediately put on insulin.
> Are you a thin person? It is atypical for very thin people to have Type
> II. Run as fast as you can to a new endo even if the one you're going to
> now agrees to run the other blood tests. He (she) is obviously
> incompetent. There should be no such thing as "probably." Good luck and
> let me know what happens.
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Steve's <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Susan, do you recall what tests he did to determine whether you were a Type
>> I or Type II? About all I can get out of my endo is "I'd have to say that
>> you are PROBABLY a Type II because of the age (40) that you were initially
>> diagnosed." Thanks for any info you can share. Steve
Sue Ann Bowling
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