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[IP] Re: Type 1 vs. Type 2



I guess there will always be a lot of disagreement about the names.
I would never assume that I could possibly understand what you
experienced
as a child HOWEVER, I am a type 1 and have always been a type 1 and 
nothing else.  I was diagnosed when I was 24 and in a coma,  almost dead
in ketoacidocis (spl?)  From that point I've never taken anything but
insulin.

Faith, pumping with the dtron plus 4-5-03 

type 1 diabetic 21+ years and glad to be here

pumping since 08-00


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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 15:00:38 EDT
From: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V7 #416


My philosophy is, you are not really a Type 1 (former juvenile diabetic)

 unless you were diagnosed as a child. If you haven't been a child
taking shots
and
dealing with diabetes, I don't care what the medical community calls it,
you 
are not really a Type 1. Unless you have walked a mile in my shoes,
don't 
 think you know what juvenile diabetes is. I personally think that there
should
be
a new classification. Maybe insulin requiring Type 2 would be more 
 appropriate, and in fact as I am a RN and review charts for a living, I
see a
lot of
doctors really call it that. Perhaps the ADA should formally change the 
 classifications as many doctors do it anyway. Just wanted to get this
off my
chest as
it had bothered me for a long time.
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