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Old 07-28-2018, 21:20   #1
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Hi I'm new to the forum, my son was diagnosed in April this year
With type 1, he is 30 and slim so he has been classed as type 1.
Son lives away from us so don't get to speak about it

He was unwell one day and mentioned it to his pal who is a doctor
he checked my sons BG it was 17 so he got him in hospital that morning
The hospital gave him a test which said he had small amount of ketones in his blood, because of his age and slim they gave him insulin to take once a day, 10units at bedtime, which by bedtime his BG was 12, then back to 5 the next morning thankfuly.
Within 3 days he was brought of insulin as is BG was to low they said.

Now his BG reading on waking is 3/4
1 1/2 after lunch it's 5.5
1 1/2 after dinner it's 6

He hasn't changed in the last 4 months
His specialist has done a GAD test on him we are awaiting results
she said his average 12weeks BG was normal readings!!

Do you think he could be type 1.5 or 2

Thanks in advance

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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you are giving your son a good amount of support.

I'm not a T1 so will leave comments about that to those who are. I can say that it is the GAD test that will determine if your son is a T1 (T1.5 is adult onset, or LADA). If the GAD test shows no antibodies presents, then he may be given a diagnosis of T2. Actually, there are thin T2 diabetics, so body weight isn't the best way to give a diagnosis.

If he remains on insulin, he may find a couple books helpful as he navigates that world.

Using Insulin by John Walsh

Think Like A Pancreas by Gary Scheiner

Dr. Richard Bernstein is a T1 doctor who treats both T1 and T2, and has an excellent book, much of which is on his website for free:
Read Online - Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Official Web Site

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Old 07-28-2018, 21:42   #3
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I'm type 2 and I dont have a lot of info on type one but being slim has nothing to do with determining type 1 or 2. There are skinny type 2 and there are overweight type 1

if he was in a hypoglycemic episode that would mean he didnt have enough glucose and its weird they would give him insulin for that. it would make it lower...

so as I said I dont know a lot about Type 1 but there are many here that do and will be along soon.

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Hi VeeJay
Yes that is what he was told, he is slim so it is type 1
My Son isn't on insulin he came off it the first week of going to Hospital
As I said his specialist is now questioning in diagnosis is, as after his sudden
Spike of 17 it's gone straight back to normal levels with no insulin

Thank you for your information will lookmin to that ��

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Hi thank you for your info
My son BS was high at 17 that is why I think they gave him insulin x

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Thank you mbuster I will
Son is awaiting GAD results x
Lily, what is GAD? Does that have something to do with anxiety? Well, I hope your son's test comes back normal.

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Lilly i see your response above, thanks. Wonder why Dr's are not ordering C-peptide along with the other antibody tests to go along with GAD at one time so they can see the big picture and connect the pieces.

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Yes I did Hearts Jounrey thank you x

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Lily, what is GAD? Does that have something to do with anxiety? Well, I hope your son's test comes back normal.
alamogirl no it's a diabetic test I believe checking for autoantibodies
i have a feeling it could be type2 by what I'm reading but Thank you
For your kind words xx

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Moderator's note: This thread grew to be a discussion of how to test to isolate if diabetes is present, and, if so, what type of diabetes it is. Since the diagnostic information is thought to be of value to Lily-B and to other members of the forum, rather than leave it to exist as part of a thread introducing a new forum member, diagnosis-related posts have been moved to a thread in the Diabetes forum titled Son's GAD test results. Please continue conversation about this diagnosis in that thread.

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