My insurance finally approved my insulin pump and I should have a pink animas ping on my doorstep next monday! I was so distraught on picking between green and pink. LOL!

I've been researching as much as I can about the "type" of diabetes I have. I know many say it does not make a difference as long as your blood sugars are controlled but I guess I'm the type of person who has to keep researching until I find an answer or atleast until I come close...I don't feel comfortable coming out and saying "Hi, I'm type 1" unless I know it is absolutely correct. My Dr. is classifying me as type 1 but if someone who is type 1 from the blogging community or an expert asked me and I said I was type 1 and then asked about antibodies (which I am negative for) they may look at me like I'm not "really" a type 1.

12yrs ago the diagnosis was type 2 (very shortly after changed to 1.5), well I don't fit that profile because I was athletic, slim, 21yrs old (and had lost even more weight and I remember my brother telling me I looked anorexic) at diagnosis my sugars were 470ish if I remember correctly...I wish I would have saved all the records from the beginning...I'm not sure what my cpeptide was at diagnosis but the last 2-3 yrs one cpeptide came back at .5 and another at .8.... I've been tested for metabolic issues, resistance and PCOS and all come back negative for these issues....

Through the years other doctors told me I was 1.5 or even 1 and a quarter one dr. would joke with me...I'm learning recently that in order to be called a type 1.5 you should be positive for antibodies which I am not...

that leaves me in the middle once again with low cpeptide and no antibodies....I've been on insulin 99% of the time for the 12yrs since diagnosis...

I was reading a lot last night on type 1b

Type 1 Diabetes is of two types-Autoimune and Idiopathic. 90% T1 patients belong to Autoimmune type, also called subtype A. Most of these pts are antibodies positive.However, some patients have no evidence of autoimmunity and have no other known cause for beta-cell destruction. They are said to have idiopathic or type 1B diabetes mellitus.

those who lack autoantibodies are referred to as "idiopathic type 1" or "type 1b";

So what are your thoughts? What type am I? should I even care hahaha....what would you say to someone....

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Comment by Scott on April 14, 2009 at 11:38am
yer jest the right type!! /wink
Comment by Jaimie Hernandez on April 14, 2009 at 11:40am
haha! Wink!
Comment by Domo! on April 14, 2009 at 11:59am
i would want to know to. so does that mean your type 1b. I would just tell i'm diabetic, a special type :D AREN'T we all!!
Comment by KarenS on April 14, 2009 at 1:02pm
Congrats on the approval for your pink Ping....I am currently awaiting approval for a Ping, I probably won't start pumping with it until the end of May (have a big trip to Mexico planned, want to wait till I get back). Let me know how the first few weeks go for you!! As for your Type....does a zebra have black stripes or white stripes???
Good Luck!
Comment by Kristin on April 14, 2009 at 2:29pm
Hoorah to the new pump!!
Comment by Lois on April 14, 2009 at 4:21pm
Hey Scott!!


Comment by Lois on April 14, 2009 at 4:23pm

You just inspired me to again ask my DR what type I am. My c-peptide was 0.5 this last time. But, of course, the insurance company is saying my pump is not a medical necessity!!! Poop on them!

Whatever type I am, my pump is PURPLE!!!

Lois La Rose
Comment by Toni Crebbin on April 14, 2009 at 4:24pm
I'm a pink user Pink Ping matches my cell phone:)
Comment by Scott on April 14, 2009 at 5:47pm
Pink? Cost you a dollar in this town to find out, girl!
Comment by Carrie J on April 14, 2009 at 5:48pm
Congrats on the pump!
I'm glad I clicked on this, it seems that I fall into the type1b category as well but hadn't heard of it until now.


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