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Recently Diagnosed with Type 1, Mistake?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 2, 2008
  • 02:09 AM

Hello, I was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 2 Sundays ago and I feel it is wrong. Looking at my level of insulin required and my body's natural BG readings, I believe I have Type 2. Now, I don't know how the Hospital came up with Type 1 but I believe it was because I was in DKA and their EQ couldn't even get a reading on my BG when I was admitted. Is this the reason they believe I am Type 1?, I have cheap Health Insurance and they probably didn't perform any of the expensive tests.

The doc prescribed Novolog 70/30 for an injection of 150Units in the AM and 100Units in the PM. I've read around the internet and these units I was prescribed are really high and it seems I am just extremely insulin resistant. I had to drop from 150U to 100U in the morning because even after eating 80G of Carbs I would go into Hypoglycemia in 2 hours.

On Saturday I did a little testing and I would seem my body still produces little amounts of insulin, is there any way to tell if I am in my "honeymoon" phase?

After 24hrs without Insulin and randomly eating some Carbs so I wouldn't go into Ketosis, I tested my BG at 9:17AM with a reading of 114 and then a reading at 9:45AM with a reading of 113, so I could see that my BG wasn't bouncing.
At 9:50 I injested 20grams of carbs.
At 10:30 BG: 151
At 11:12 BG: 150
At 11:43 BG: 164
at 11:55 BG: 142
During that time I was just sitting so no exercise and what not would mess with the testing.
As you can see I do have diabetes of some form, but would this be the case if I were Type 1?

I had some sort of infection(looked to be a yeast infection, had white/yellow buildup under my foreskin for the duration and a swollen penis) about a month ago that didn't go away completely until my Diabetes was treated but it seemed my Doctors didn't care enough to take that into consideration, could my DKA have been caused by the infection?

Just so many questions, I was hospitalized a week before school started and I was released the Friday prior to the first day of school, So I am trying really hard to understand what is going on and do things along-side trying to balance school and my new insulin regimen. Any answers will be appreciated, my primary care doctor referred me back to the doctor that supposedly diagnosed me so I am currently looking into another Endocrinologist for a second opinion. For now though, it would be nice to see what you guys have to say!

I've lived a lifestyle of the typical obese Type 2: 284Lbs, 5'10''

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  • Hello, I was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 2 Sundays ago and I feel it is wrong. Looking at my level of insulin required and my body's natural BG readings, I believe I have Type 2. Now, I don't know how the Hospital came up with Type 1 but I believe it was because I was in DKA and their EQ couldn't even get a reading on my BG when I was admitted. Is this the reason they believe I am Type 1?, I have cheap Health Insurance and they probably didn't perform any of the expensive tests. The doc prescribed Novolog 70/30 for an injection of 150Units in the AM and 100Units in the PM. I've read around the internet and these units I was prescribed are really high and it seems I am just extremely insulin resistant. I had to drop from 150U to 100U in the morning because even after eating 80G of Carbs I would go into Hypoglycemia in 2 hours. On Saturday I did a little testing and I would seem my body still produces little amounts of insulin, is there any way to tell if I am in my "honeymoon" phase? After 24hrs without Insulin and randomly eating some Carbs so I wouldn't go into Ketosis, I tested my BG at 9:17AM with a reading of 114 and then a reading at 9:45AM with a reading of 113, so I could see that my BG wasn't bouncing. At 9:50 I injested 20grams of carbs.At 10:30 BG: 151At 11:12 BG: 150At 11:43 BG: 164at 11:55 BG: 142During that time I was just sitting so no exercise and what not would mess with the testing.As you can see I do have diabetes of some form, but would this be the case if I were Type 1? I had some sort of infection(looked to be a yeast infection, had white/yellow buildup under my foreskin for the duration and a swollen penis) about a month ago that didn't go away completely until my Diabetes was treated but it seemed my Doctors didn't care enough to take that into consideration, could my DKA have been caused by the infection? Just so many questions, I was hospitalized a week before school started and I was released the Friday prior to the first day of school, So I am trying really hard to understand what is going on and do things along-side trying to balance school and my new insulin regimen. Any answers will be appreciated, my primary care doctor referred me back to the doctor that supposedly diagnosed me so I am currently looking into another Endocrinologist for a second opinion. For now though, it would be nice to see what you guys have to say! I've lived a lifestyle of the typical obese Type 2: 284Lbs, 5'10'' Dear FriendTake it easy and find out how match Insulin You need. On the beginning the symptoms for DM-I and DM-II are identical. Use Your Insulin with care and ask Your Physician to make a blood test for C-Peptide. C-Peptide is a connecting peptide in the Pro Insulin Molecule. C-Peptide analyse is used to:1. Questions about insulinome2. Diagnose of not clear Hypoglycaemia3. Diferentialdiagnose of IDDM (Diabetes-I) and NIDDM (Diabetes-II)4. To find out by people under Insulin Therapy what is the secretions capacity of Insulin.Your Physician knows all about the Test. Ask him to make these analyses.No mater what Type DM You have, Insulin treatment is the best therapy.Do not worry and be happy.Don
    Don Hemmingsen 30 Replies
    • September 6, 2008
    • 04:22 PM
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  • Hi there, I was personally diagnosed with type 1 diabetes some 17 years ago and I fully understand what you are going through. You need to go with your heart and believe that you were wrongly diagnosed.You need to have your thyroid and adrenal glands checked as you may have another underlying conditions that makes it appear to be diabetes.I was diagnosed some 18 months ago with Graves disease and low and behold when I went to the hospital to get a copy of my file not only did they have an abnormal thyroid function test but they never followed it up. To top it all of all blood tests showed that I had abnormally low sodium levels and I am now having tests for Addison´s disease and I have no doubt it will come back positive. The other issue with me was that I always suffered from low blood pressure, hypoglycaemia and diarrhea. I told the endocrinologist all this and she told me to go and see a psychiatrist. This was very early on in the peace. To top it all off they were aware that I had a goitre and never told me or followed it up, all they did was refer me to a psychiatrist. It is highly likely that you may have another underlying condition, you must get your entire endocrine system checked before they kill your pancreas. My pancreas is now dead and I have not taken on anymore doctors but lawyers. I would strongly urge you to seek alternative medicine and stay away from those idiots for the sake of your life. find a doctor you trust and get your endocrine system checked from A-Z.
    fabie2t 18 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 09:57 AM
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  • Hello, I was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 2 Sundays ago and I feel it is wrong. Looking at my level of insulin required and my body's natural BG readings, I believe I have Type 2. Now, I don't know how the Hospital came up with Type 1 but I believe it was because I was in DKA and their EQ couldn't even get a reading on my BG when I was admitted. Is this the reason they believe I am Type 1?, I have cheap Health Insurance and they probably didn't perform any of the expensive tests. The doc prescribed Novolog 70/30 for an injection of 150Units in the AM and 100Units in the PM. I've read around the internet and these units I was prescribed are really high and it seems I am just extremely insulin resistant. I had to drop from 150U to 100U in the morning because even after eating 80G of Carbs I would go into Hypoglycemia in 2 hours. On Saturday I did a little testing and I would seem my body still produces little amounts of insulin, is there any way to tell if I am in my "honeymoon" phase?After 24hrs without Insulin and randomly eating some Carbs so I wouldn't go into Ketosis, I tested my BG at 9:17AM with a reading of 114 and then a reading at 9:45AM with a reading of 113, so I could see that my BG wasn't bouncing. At 9:50 I injested 20grams of carbs.At 10:30 BG: 151At 11:12 BG: 150At 11:43 BG: 164at 11:55 BG: 142During that time I was just sitting so no exercise and what not would mess with the testing.As you can see I do have diabetes of some form, but would this be the case if I were Type 1?I had some sort of infection(looked to be a yeast infection, had white/yellow buildup under my foreskin for the duration and a swollen penis) about a month ago that didn't go away completely until my Diabetes was treated but it seemed my Doctors didn't care enough to take that into consideration, could my DKA have been caused by the infection?Just so many questions, I was hospitalized a week before school started and I was released the Friday prior to the first day of school, So I am trying really hard to understand what is going on and do things along-side trying to balance school and my new insulin regimen. Any answers will be appreciated, my primary care doctor referred me back to the doctor that supposedly diagnosed me so I am currently looking into another Endocrinologist for a second opinion. For now though, it would be nice to see what you guys have to say!I've lived a lifestyle of the typical obese Type 2: 284Lbs, 5'10''Now listen to me it is highly likely that you do not have diabetes at all. you must get your entire endocrine system checked. There are numerous endocrine problems that could cause this and it can be reversible if detected early enough. my story is a disgrace.I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes some 17 years ago and I was averaging 40 hypos a week. The doctors did not listen to me and told me to go and see a psychiatrist. DON´T TRUST ENDOCRINOLOGISTS. First of all I can prove that I was suffering from Graves disease and second of all that it is highly likely that I had a problem with my adrenal glands because my sodium was always low and so was my blood pressure. I told the endocrinologist all of the above and they had the pathology in front of their nose. Now it is coming to light that I may have either Addison´s disease or Cushings disease.However when I was a child I had rheumatic fever and was treated with cortisone and penicillin. This went on for a number of years and the cortisone was stopped abruptly. I told all this to the endocrinologist who simply ignored me. I do believe this to be the cause of all problems as I am pretty sure that my adrenal glands did not develop properly over the years as their job is to produce cortisone and since it was pumped into me, they did not bother to develop.Please have a complete endocrine CT and bloods and then go and seek alternative medicine. YOU MUST ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR HEART AND NOT WHAT DOCTORS TELL YOU.I am now in the middle of a legal challenge as I can prove that I was not a diabetic when so diagnosed, it was a misdiagnosis. Your friend.
    fabie2t 18 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 09:02 PM
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