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I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta May 13. 6 Replies

I switched health insurance recently and went to go see a new doctor, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't believe that I am Type 1!! I was diagnosed 7 years ago, at the age of 25. When he saw this on my…Continue

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LeeAnneL. replied to MaximJ's discussion 'Went Low Carb but Have Higher Hba1c, so Frustrating'
"Animal proteins can actually make you more insulin resistant. Check out the work of Dr. Gabriel Cousens for more information on this because I can't explain why that is without getting the book out. (His book is called "There is a cure for…"
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Melitta replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!'
"Hi LeeAnne: Yes, overweight people get Type 1 diabetes (The Expert Committee on the Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus states, “Although patients are rarely obese when they present with [Type 1 diabetes], the presence of obesity…"
May 13
Cora replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!'
"I'm so sorry you are going through this. Best of luck finding a good doc. I have one and I'm really happy. Unfortunately, there are boneheads everywhere and it's going to continue for you. Many docs still think of T1 as…"
May 13
Sensorium139 replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!'
"Fire that doctor, they don't know their stuff.  Secondly, around my diagnosis? The ER doctor suspected LADA or Type 1 and wanted to have me tested further and sent me to a doctor with specific instructions to get tested further but this…"
May 13
Mike Ratrie replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!'
"Happened to me while I was shopping for a new endo. The NP asked when I was diagnosed and when I said, 19, she started telling me that I was on the wrong therapy for a Type 2. After a couple of back and forth questions, she insisted that I was Type…"
May 13
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Terry replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!'
"It's a little disconcerting when you realize that you know more than the doctor about your medical situation. I think we all have, or had, an idealized perception of doctors knowing all things medical combined with natural good judgement.…"
May 13
Zoe replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!'
"I was about 40 pounds overweight before diagnosis, but I lost it all before and after diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed Type 2, but on the other hand I was also 58 years old so they already had sufficient excuse for their ignorance. I don't see an…"
May 13
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I think my new doctor thinks I'm Type 2!!

I switched health insurance recently and went to go see a new doctor, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't believe that I am Type 1!! I was diagnosed 7 years ago, at the age of 25. When he saw this on my medical history form he gave me the old raised eyebrow. "You are type 1?" He says.Me: "yes, I was tested for all three antibodies and I have them all"Him: "do you have a history of obesity?"Me: "yes, I was about 100 pounds overweight when I was in my early twenties, but I lost all the weight about a…See More
May 13
LeeAnneL. replied to Shellybz's discussion 'Insulin change due to insurance'
"That same thing happened to me about 18 months ago! What is up with novolog? I was a little bloated for a few weeks, but it went away. I am on a pump, so my BGs were a little weird and I had to adjust basal rates for a bit, but my insulin to carb…"
Jan 23
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Oct 27, 2013
vickim1970 replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'Complain about your crazy blood sugars!!' in the group Gastroparesis
"find a new gastro. there are not a lot of options for gastroparesis medically... unfortunately. I try to work with diet. I also have celiac (an easy blood test too see if he has). google gastroparesis diet and you will find suggestions for the kinds…"
Aug 17, 2013
DMOM replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'Complain about your crazy blood sugars!!' in the group Gastroparesis
"Y son was diagnosed with gastroparesis last year, he had a referral to Gastro entro specialist and various tests,swallowing camera etc, at my insistence, as his blood sugars have been uncontrollable for a few years. they found his stomach is taking…"
Jun 5, 2013
shoshana27 replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'Has anyone tried Digestive Enzymes for Gastroparesis?' in the group Gastroparesis
"i take ENLIGN & at first it helped but lately things got worse again,maybe i need something NEW."
Mar 8, 2012
alizachana replied to LeeAnneL.'s discussion 'Insomnia....' in the group Diabetics With Anxiety
"Are you having any caffeinated drinks in the afternoons or with dinner? That can contribute. It can be sneaky too, like in iced teas or in sodas that you order to drink when out that you might not even think about. Also, start winding down for bed…"
Dec 23, 2011
melindalaw left a comment for LeeAnneL.
"Just wondering how u r doing. I am doing well. Life is really hectic but good. Let me know how u r."
Oct 28, 2011

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At 4:45pm on October 28, 2011, melindalaw said…
Just wondering how u r doing. I am doing well. Life is really hectic but good. Let me know how u r.
At 3:00pm on August 10, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY LeeAnne.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 3:29am on August 10, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,LeeAnneL. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 2:33am on August 10, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, LeeAnneL!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 5:16am on February 14, 2011, Sheila Fitz said…
I was fortunate to get an early dx as a LADA, so I still produce insulin on my own. This isn't perfect. My fasting bg ranges from 80-100 depending on exercise, and the best of intentions for exercise sometimes get hijacked with family obligations. I do follow Dr. Bernstein as strictly as I can, and his program is working for me. I have a lot of allergies and sensitivities, so corn and corn sweeteners are forbidden for me. The theory is to not strain the pancreas so that it lasts longer.
At 2:03am on December 22, 2010, melindalaw said…
hiya honey what 's up?Give me a call when you can.
At 5:20pm on December 18, 2010, melindalaw said…

Just want to know how you are doing.

At 6:58am on December 12, 2010, David said…

Sorry to hear of the gastroparesis problems but glad you are dealing with it better now.  I've been helping my friend manage her diabetes better and am so glad she is doing much better now.

Maybe I'm not completely up on the real def of the 1.5 thing.  I thought it was for adults who develop type 1 outside the typical ages that type 1 is usually diagnosed (like up to the 20s).  I, myself, had about a year without much meds and being somewhat controlled before my sugar went up into the 200s no matter what I was given orally and it came right back down in the normal range after insulin was started.  Last c peptide I had was some years ago and all it said was that it was less than .5  But I apparently take about 1/2 the insulin of what most type 1s take, about 20 units a day so I'm not sure what's up with that.

 

I have heard of that book you mentioned and agree that this thing seems to be more than coincidence about the rise in autoimmune disease and pollution.  

 

I've "dabbled" in raw food and have observed I need less insulin when eating mainly raw.  I really love Jenny Cornbleet's book, "Raw Eating for 1 or 2".  Very simple and tasty recipes but I wish they had nutritional analysis.  I just calculate them out myself.  I'm a dietitian.  I finally tried her zucchini pasta and nut meatballs with raw pasta sauce and it was superb.  Just odd that it wasn't a hot temperature. The nut pates are to die for, I could eat them everyday.  She makes sandwiches out of them using large romaine leaves and the raw veggie soups are pretty low carb.  Good recipes for nut "granolas"  You might want to check it out.

 

BTW, I'm no longer completely vegetarian but it's my preference to eat that way.

 

At 3:12am on December 11, 2010, David said…

 

Welcome to the Vegetarian Group LeeAnne.   I don't notice much activity here but sometimes there is.

I see you are LADA too.  I was dx in 2004 at age 42 (well, dx with type 2 initially and finally dx correctly in 2006).  I'm wondering about environmental influences in the development of LADA.  I do have a strong history of type 2 on my mom's side but no type 1 on either side to my knowledge.  I lived in Brick, NJ from ages 10-18 and during the summers when in college.  My best friend there was also dx with LADA in her mid 30s.  I just think that is too much of a coincidence that both of us developed it.   Type 2 history in her family too but no type 1 I believe.

 

At 9:11pm on August 10, 2010, Linda G said…
Sorry I'm so late....but I hope you had a GREAT time on your Special Day LeeAnne!

 
 
 

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