Susan Lopez
  • Female
  • Spring, TX
  • United States
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June 5, 2005
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What should I do? Please help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly WPA Nov 15, 2010. 1 Reply

Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Oct 9, 2014. 81 Replies

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Brian (bsc) replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?'
"I think a proper diagnosis actually matters a lot. Not only do you get more appropriate treatment but it can sometimes make a world of difference with your medical care and insurance coverage. If you get a diagnosis of Type 1 you will have early…"
Oct 9, 2014
illinoisrunner replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?'
"In an effort to get my diabetes in better control I am catching up with you all again. I am one of these modern day cases. I was diagnosed in 2006 as a type 2. My a1-c then was 12.9. I lost weight and stayed fit but, over time my numbers crept back…"
Oct 9, 2014
IanC replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?'
"Although Jenny's answers is one of the most accurate on this thread, the questions was not answered, from Type 2 to Type 1, for which the answer is NO. What can happen is someone with Type 2 can become an insulin injector thereby appearing to…"
Sep 21, 2014
Deb replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?'
"Unfortunately type 2s are blamed for their disease. I believe that they are overweight because of their disease..take a look at the the information about the thrifty gene."
Jul 31, 2013
Deb replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?'
"yes Cody, you are right and I was shocked at how my doctors never made me aware of that. There are several drugs that can cause diabetes including glucocorticoids, steroids, clozapine, anabolic steroids, protease inhibitors, thiazides, and niacin.…"
Jul 31, 2013
Betty J replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?'
"Thanks Ellen085 it looks like an interesting sight, so I put it in a folder and will visit it later."
Nov 2, 2012
Mohanned replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to Type 1?'
"Yes it's called 2ry failure type2,it depends on which oral anti diabetic medication a person is using (specially those working by stimulating beta cells to produce more insuline),think of the beta cells as workers,the more they work the more…"
Oct 23, 2012
Betty J replied to Susan Lopez's discussion 'Can you change from Type 2 to 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 forward to 17 years later when she became very ill and was hospitalized. Finally she…"
Sep 23, 2012

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Susan Lopez's Blog

It's about TIME

Posted on November 6, 2007 at 9:11am 1 Comment


I had my 3 month check-up and I am so pleased that my A1C has gone from 7.1% to 5.8%. My Triglycerides have improved ENORMOUSLY. I am so thrilled. I got a Onetouch Ultrasmart glucose meter and I am learning how to use it. I know it has been out for some time but it is new to me. I have been having fun playing with all the graphs.LOL

Well, I…


Overnight Low????

Posted on September 25, 2007 at 11:27am 5 Comments

I am confused. Just when I think I am getting a firm grip of controlling my BG's, I start waking up high. This has been happening for a couple of days now. My BG is 95 at bedtime and then in the morning, I wake up to 160. All day I have excellent control. 2 hrs after meals it has been 140 or lower. Could it be possible that I had a low overnight so my liver dumps out all this extra glucose? I don't think that this is the dawn phenomenon since this has only been occuring the… Continue

What Scares Me...

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 1:36pm 3 Comments

Now I have not yet gotten to the part where I am doing everything that I should be doing. I am halfway there. I have been eating very healthy and have gone from eating out everyday at least 2 meals a day to bringing my (healthy) lunch to work and cooking dinner. That was a major transformation for me, after all, I work full-time and commute one hour each way to work. It takes time to plan. I have to do more shopping etc. I have a husband and three boys etc. Ok, now that I have that…


Introducing Spidergirlie

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 9:37am 0 Comments

I just want to introduce myself. I am very new to blogging and belonging to any kind of network like this. I just know that it helps me a great deal when I read everyone's day to day posts. I have been on & off with doing what I am suppose to. I'm doing excellent right now. I hope that when I go back to the doctor at the end of October that my A1c will have improved tremendously. My BG's have certainly improved. Along with that I have also encountered some scary lows, but that has only…


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At 10:11pm on April 15, 2008, Kim said…
Hey! Thanks for the comment. So did you notice a difference once you started with a trainer. I am very active, but it doesn really make a difference in my health/weight. Im hoping this helps!
At 3:47pm on September 27, 2007, Kathy said…
Susan, it was me with you in the chatroom last night.
At 9:36pm on September 19, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family, Susan!!

Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the site. I invite you check out the different groups we have: there's an excellent chance you will find more than a few that you can identify with.

Thanks a lot for the link in your blog!!! Make sure to invite family, friends, colleagues and anyone whom you feel may benefit from it.

Also, if you know of any local newspapers, TV or radio stations that you feel could be interested in writing about our community, please let them know about our recent Press Release, announcing the community:

Last, if you run into Spanish-only speaking folks, please let them know about, our sister Spanish-speaking community.
At 7:34pm on September 19, 2007, Daena said…
Hey Susan, welcome to Tudiabetes! I'm a fellow T2. Us T2s gotta stick together! :)
At 3:02pm on September 19, 2007, Doris D said…
I wanted to tell you welcome to our "little" family and that you will LOVE it here! Welcome!!!!
At 10:50am on September 19, 2007, Penny R. said…
Hi. Thanks for the friend invite.



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