My TYPE LABEL has changed a few times. First T-2, then IDDM (type-1)...then a strange thing I found in my VA record, someone CHANGED my diabetes type from IDDM to Type-2 or "other" when I was in my 40s.
If I have any insulin resistance it must be very minor, my insulin doses are typical for a type-1, not type-2.
I know this is an older thread, but I am new to TuDiabetes and would like to comment: My biggest complaint with regard to how doctors respond to me is the expression I get no matter what I am going to the doc for. For example, I was recently treated for "trigger finger" and the hand doc says, "well, because you are diabetic...I can't guarantee that this won't recur..." It seems like everything thing medically is linked to my diabetes and they often make it sound like I have a death sentence. I sometimes feel that they have already written me off! I have been D for about 30 years. The other thing I hear so often is "just get your A1C down and you will be fine..." I wish the docs who say this had a clue as to how much I try. I am very brittle and go up and down faster than most roller coasters. Luckily, I have a wonderful endo, and she is very respectful, positive and encouraging.
I had a roller coaster control for many years and was experiencing some mild retinopathy and neuropathy a few years ago. I used much tighter control and started having fewer highs and lows. A few months later the retinopathy in my eyes disappeared, and the pain from the neuropathy stopped. Complications like this can usually be reversed, if they have been too far advanced. I have been type 1 for 66 years , and still have some highs and lows, but I am very healthy.
I hope you will also have a long, healthy life!!
i have problems with medicare nor wanting to pay for enough testing strips to test 12 x dayly.
i have hypoglecemia unawareness so if i don't test it's like giving me a death sentence ):