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Diabetes TYPE testing?
arealgijoe posted:
I had my annual phsyical recently. My famDoc reminded me I am labeled a TYPE-2. I have been on insulin almost all my 30 years od diabetes Dx and treated more like a type-1, MDI etc.

I nearly flipped because my diabetes is a bit wierd, alternates between full and partial shutdown and flips at times for no reason. My last total shut down lasted a couple years, but now my beta cells seem to be functioning a little. Even my endo notes how different he treats me compared to most of his patients, changes always small, 1 or 2 units at a time.

None of my doctors, current endo included ever ordered any antibody testing of any kind, never had anything other than blood sugar and A1c. That includes landing in the ER via ambulance the evening I was seen by a company doc and given a clean bill of health earlier that morning.

I have informed my FamDoc I want antibody testing, even tho it would not change my current treatment. So the only suggestion I have gotten was to just stop taking insuin and see what happens (was he joking?). That sounds risky to me. A co-worker's T-2 husband stoped his insulin for just a couple days, had a heart attack, then his kidney's shut down and he died. I was moved from the old N + R insulins just over 3 years ago to MID, Lantus and humalog and my diabetes is more stable than ever in over 30 years.

I know I don't fit either typical T-1, but NOT a typical type 2 either. My diabetes management, insulin routine has been great, I see no reason to change,

I just want a PROPER LABLE, am I asking TOO MUCH?

Gomer.... never did fit the PIGeon holes.......... :-(

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