I was diagnosed with diabetes almost 2 yrs ago. Put on oral meds than on insulin when they didn't work enough. Got my A1C down from 12 to 6.5 on insulin.
I lost my health insurance last year so I've been going to the Visiting Nurses Health Clinic in my area. They monitor my A1c, thyroid (another problem I have), high blood pressure now, and help me with my insulin & supplies. The doctor who is usualy there is on maternity leave. The PA who is filling in for her said I'm now T1 because I take insulin. I didn't argue with her because whats the point. Plus no doctor has ever said you are T2 just that I have diabetes. I just figured because it came on after I was prediabetic, got pregnant & was put on insulin in week 6 because my sugars where saying diabetes that I'm now T2.
So what does everyone think? Am I T1 because I now take insulin? I feel like it's not fair for me to call myself that when so many people are T1 because they where just born this way where as I was born this way but my weight contributed to it becoming such a problem.