I've always wondered if when a person that has Type 2 diabetes ends up going on insulin, no longer producing any of their own,when medications no longer help etc. if they are then considered Type I?
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they call this 1.5 in the UK, i went from being diagnosed with type 2 to 1.5 within 4 years.
its strange because I have a very healthy life style and when i get new medication it works perfectly for a few months then stops working all together. 1.5 is exactly the same as 1 but the only difference is its still classed as adult onset diabetes.
Here in the U.S. we also have Type 1 and 1.5. My educator consider 1.5 also as a 1. Either way you look at it it's all Type 1.
I'm only an expert when it comes to my D but I did have a friend who many years ago was dxed as T2. As years went she was treated with orals and insulin...fast forward to 17 years later when she became very ill and was hospitalized. Finally she was dxed as LADA but going so long without correct dx damaged her physically. She was treated by regular MDs I advised her to get an Endo.
The bottom line is that we have to advocate for ourselves and with the help of websites like TuD the word will spread to be proactive and advocate for you Diabetes such as you are doing Aeon.