I am a newly diagnosed diabetic at age 33. Two months ago I was in the hospital for DKA (BG 330) and my primary physicial thought I had Type 1 because there was barely any measureable amount of…Continue
"There are some people that never test positive for any diabetic antibodies, so a diagnosis that states it is autoimmune in nature wont work. Type 1b (or insulin deficient type 2) people's beta cell function is impeded for other than autoimmune…"
"OP and myself already have at least 5 different names for our diabetes, lol, so I don't think a 6th is needed. I remember the hospital telling me 'it doesn't matter what 'type', the only solution is insulin'. So I did…"
"im not trying to tar individual medical professionals. Reguardless of healthcare system providing care, the knowledge base as a whole has been tared with the same brush. There are easy ways to fix diabetic diagnostic criteria so that it makes sense.…"
Valid points but only a problem in health systems where the pernicious hand of the insurance companies has a stranglehold on the healthcare system. I live in the UK and presented with exactly the same clinical symptoms as the OP above.…"
"I burnt out on getting a meaningful diagnosis from medical professionals. The fact is that the diagnostic criteria for the huge spectrum of disorders that result in diabetic presentation, is garbage. If they actually gave the two large…"
Welcome to the wild and wacky world of Ketosis Prone Diabetes, KPD for short! It isn't all that bad as far as diabetes goes, you could do worse.
The first thing you should recognize is that what you have isn't rare. It's…"
"Since the GAD was negative that means it is not Type 1. Many T 2's start off on insulin right away. Some are able to wean to long acting once numbers get under control. There are also 8 or 9 versions of MODY diabetes which are people who…"
"In this community we only speculate, complain and whine. We leave the formal diagnosing and treating to the doctors. I'd suggest you talk with your doctor about it. In some sense, it probably does not matter, you were messed up, the treatments…"
"Thanks for such a thorough response!
I think i forgot to mention that I lost about 30 pounds in 45 days. I didn't really feel any different physically until the last 7 days before going into the ER.
I don't have the printout of my…"
"I am a type 2 now on metformin. I was DKA with 1000+ blood sugar. After a year of insulin Humalog and Lantus I went down to normal levels. I had normal levels for 2 years and then things started to creep back up because of bad habits and now I am on…"
"Sometimes, type 2s can also suffer from a condition called Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS), sometimes called Hyperosmolar Nonketotic State (HNS) which involves high blood sugar dehydration and sometimes a severe electrolyte imbalance (such as…"
"BG (fasting) was 101 on the lab. The lab's in range was 0.9 to 7.1 ng/mL.
I was severely dehydrated, loss of appetite, vomiting, tired, shortness of breath.
ER had to put in on IV, drip insulin and potassium tablets.
My primary physician did…"
"Do you know what your BG was at the time of c-peptide? Technically, a c-peptide of 1.3 ng/mL is not considered low (although the exact range varies from lab-to-lab). My lab considers anything from 0.8 ng/mL to 3.1 ng/mL to be "in range."…"
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