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Can type 2 diabetes turn to type 1 ?

Just wondering everyone. Patti here with questions.
Is it possible down the line for my type 2 to end up type 1 ? Just a question.
After going thru all high bs's and now on advandament and also insulin my bs's are still not great but better
I have had some garanteed record lows for me..and still learning. I don't like having to wait 2 months to see a diabetic doctor and have called several neurologist no other appointment yet.
I want to be seen by one being I know my doctor is doing ok but I feel its very important for the diabetes doctors to tell me things are ok or will be ok.
Furball I think you are the one who gave me good advice was it you in the section I put for High bs's?
Sandy you helped me alot too and there were so many of you who cared.
Any other advice?
My bs's have been like 189 in the am then I get my insulin and its like between 60-80 before lunch and before dinner its 210 then insulin and at 9pm its 160. what do you say about this one particular day? I guess my body is still working things out and believe me I am trying too. Orange juice seems to be the thing that works when my body all at once is so drained and shaky with the lows...Am I doing okay is there something else I should be doing so that my bs's don't go so low?
I will say bye for now and check back.
Patti yes it is possible for type 2 to turn into a type 1. Now saying that take a deep breath and relax. Look diabetes is not nor will it ever be a perfect disease. Eat healthy and do your excercise along with taking your meds. You are doing so much better this week than last week right. So that in itself is great. YOur bs are coming down gradually and thats good. Let the body adjust and just take it one day at a time.
Not to scare you but we all have the potential of at some time our pancreus completely stop producing insulin and will have to inject our selves. You might not ever have that happen but keep in mind the advances made in medical labs have made this easier today than it was 5 years ago, so relax, and if it happens then take next step in your treatments informed.

Actually, that is NOT true. Type 2 is an entirely different disease. Type 2 never turns into type 1 and visa versa. What can happen, however, is that a person who has type 1.5 (a slow-developing type 1) will often initially be misdiagnosed as having type 2.

Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which a the body attacks its insulin-producing cells, the beta cells of the pancreas. The body stops producing insulin and insulin develops.

Folks with type 2 initially produce plenty of insulin, but their body ignores it or doesn't use it properly. Overtime, the pancreas may slowly stop producing insulin.

Treatments for both are similar - healthy eating, exercise, weight loss if the person is not at a healthy weight, and medication (if needed). And now, with the unhealthy lifestyle that so many Americans enjoy, a person who has type 1 can become overweight and develop type 2 also - a double whammy!

Janis Roszler, RD, CDE,LD/N
Do you then think me having a glucamos (spelt wrong) but would it be smart to have this pen to help out when I get the low readings?
Yes with ALL the highs last week and now up and downs I guess maybe it is indeed my body trying toget use to all this hu.
I lost 13 pounds while I was having the high bs's. and I do eat right and get my excerise sometimes my body feels like I have done toooo much tho.
check back again later

My nephew went from Type 2 to Type I because he completely ignored the advice of his doctors, never taking meds, etc. Unless of course, what I'm hearing here is that he was Type I all along...

Because of his denial, he's now on dialysis and legally blind...

And, he's only in his mid 20's.


Who said he was type 2? A kid who doesn't take care of himself probably would not know the difference.

For the OP, taking insulin does not mean you are type 1

It's great that you are asking so many questions. Keep it up until you get good answers....answers that help you manage this condition effectively. Never accept high levels as something you have to learn to live with. I'm sorry it is confusing and complicated, but can assure you that it is like that for many of us.
So here is my advice, for what it is worth.
1) Your doctor (or a nurse practitioner, or a nurse) should be working with you daily (or 3x per week) to get those swings under control. I think you need a standing phone appointment to report your levels and the things that effect them, and then discuss what to do so that the same swing does not occur. I just think you need feedback sooner than you are getting it. I hope your doctor is not putting you off. You need close attention for a while.

2) Set longer term goals that will improve your insulin sensitivity. Lose weight, if needed. Establish an exercise program, resistence training and aerobic. Again your doctor should work with you on these goals by offering specialists like dieticians and coaches (maybe not the coaches, but you might hire a coach on your own). Have you had a diabetes education class? Some it may be review, but living it yourself makes a difference in the way you will hear it.

I wish you well patti69, as so many here do. I love your drive to figure this out and believe you will find workable solutions.

Warm Regards,
In my 27 years of being Type 2, I have used insulin for 19 of them. I have also used oral meds at the same time. I am not Type 1, but as the years go by, I seem to either produce less insulin or am less responsive to what I do produce. Please look at insulin as just another way to treat this disease. At the moment, I am changing to Byetta and my sugar readings are all over the place as I adjust.

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