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Re: [IP] Type 1 Vs. Type 2



Thanks, Fred, for an excellent response.  I'm going over my lab reports to see if a
such a test was done. 

By the way, this (yours) explanation was the best I've seen...Karen
--- Fred Griswold <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 16:18:31 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Karen Gershanov <email @ redacted>
> > Subject: [IP] Type 1 Vs. Type 2
> >
> > What testing would have been done to ascertain that this is indeed Type I, and
> not
> > Type II?  Can you have both?
> 
> That's done with a C-peptide test. The normal range is 0.6 to 3.2. If you're below
> 0.6 you're Type I. If you're in or above the normal range you're Type II.
> Diabetics who have low insulin production but more than 0.6 are Type II. People
> (like me) who have normal insulin production but high insulin resistance are also
> Type II. It's possible to have both low insulin production and high insulin
> resistance at the same time.
> 
> > Are the treatment approaches different?
> 
> Type I always has to be treated with insulin. Type II is harder to define than
> Type I and there are a variety of ways to treat it.
> 
> > Is ketoacidosis always and only a sign of Type I?
> 
> All I know is I've been in acidosis bad enough to be hospitalized for a week,
> twice. And I'm a Type II. I found this out within the last two weeks after 32
> years of thinking I was a Type I. It was the C-peptide test that brought this out.
> 
> Fred G.
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