T1.5, I can't win!

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T1.5, I can't win!


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Old 03-01-2011, 19:30   #1
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On another forum it seems I am being BLAMED for considering T1 a more legitimate diagnosis than T2 ... because I was relieved to be able to get GAD testing, and therefore insulin???

And on a third forum , I am asking someone who has a T1.5 diagnosis why they would be happy to be taken off insulin, because it might protect them from progression ... ???

ACK! Between IR and insufficiency, I cannot WIN! And now, this!

Do other T1.5's feel caught in the middle, somehow?

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On another forum it seems I am being BLAMED for considering T1 a more legitimate diagnosis than T2 ... because I was relieved to be able to get GAD testing, and therefore insulin???

And on a third forum , I am asking someone who has a T1.5 diagnosis why they would be happy to be taken off insulin, because it might protect them from progression ... ???

ACK! Between IR and insufficiency, I cannot WIN! And now, this!

Do other T1.5's feel caught in the middle, somehow?
Probably. I know I feel sort of caught in the middle sometimes. Although I am T2 I have no beta cell function and therefore in that respect I am like a T1. But I am still insulin resistant, true to my T2. I just think its sad that some people are so hung up on labels and they are obviously the ones that consider one type to be more "legitimate" than others. I suppose all you can do when people get snarky with you is just explain what you think and let it roll off your back. No natter what type any of us are...we still face most of the same complications. A lot of the same dietary issues need to followed also. Only the treatment might be a bit different. If they still want to be ugly then its obviously their problem.

**hug** hang in there....

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There is nothing with getting the proper giagnosis so you can properly treat it. Type 1.5 is not an official disease, meaning that it it is not recognized by the medical associations. Perhaps a better way to think of it is that it is A typical Type 1. Really the only difference is in the onset. Both are caused by the destruction of beta cells by the bodies own imune system. Type 1 hapens in a couple of months and type 1.5 may take several years.

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Well we cannot deny the stigma of Type 2 that pervades, in general, in the press, and I am painfully aware of physician attitudes toward it .... but IT IS NOT ME who has it ... I just have to deal with them basing their treatment of me on it, like the rest of us schmoes!

Hell I was FAT at diagnosis, obese, in fact, before DKA made me lose weight! I am on the max dose of metformin, too! I know plenty of Type 2's who were never obese ...

And I know a guy who is T1.5 and refuses INSULIN! Or any meds ... AHHHHHH!

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On another forum it seems I am being BLAMED for considering T1 a more legitimate diagnosis than T2 ... because I was relieved to be able to get GAD testing, and therefore insulin???

And on a third forum , I am asking someone who has a T1.5 diagnosis why they would be happy to be taken off insulin, because it might protect them from progression ... ???

ACK! Between IR and insufficiency, I cannot WIN! And now, this!

Do other T1.5's feel caught in the middle, somehow?
why do thye feel the need to hassle other diabetics T1, t2, or t1.5 they all suck and everyone handles it differently. sometimes the internet just sucks. sorry for your troubles foxl

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That made me smile joe -- thanks!

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It's beyond me that anyone would find you biased against any diabetic. I've read your posts on several forums and always found you sympathetic, inquisitive and generous. So sorry you are feeling hassled.

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Pam, I started out T1 with no beta cell function, then developed insulin resistance and have used a T2 med for 12 years. That makes me a double diabetic.

You started out T2 with beta cell function and T2 med(s), then lost beta cell function and became insulin dependant. Now you are a double diabetic.

We came from opposite sides of the road and sorta met in the middle. I know other T2's who have progressed to using pumps, and they have C-peptides < 0.5, so there is almost no beta cell function. My very good friend, Lloyd, has perfect control and he is a T2 now using a pump like you. He is a mod here but has not visited for a very long time.

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Thanks, Jen ... seriously, I do try to be! This one sounded a tad paranoid, perhaps.

Not that it takes much with the anti-T2D propaganda ....

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I don't monitor the other forums close enough to know you were being attacked, but it doesn't surprise me! Just so you know, nobody better come here looking to trouble you, or they gotta get past US!





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