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Type 1 or 2?

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  • Posted By: the_one
  • November 2, 2006
  • 06:02 PM

First off, I have no insurance so the doctor I see is from a free clinic, so it is not the best choice of all. First few times I went he said he thought my high blood sugar was due to stress, he took a a1c and it was 6.9% which is average for 168. He had me eat a normal diet for 6 weeks and take another a1c which was higher so he said it was in fact diabetes, this all started around July this year and my levels have gone up slowly throughout this 4 months that have gone by, at first i would eat a high carb meal and it would be around 200, now the same meal would take me to up to 300 and I have also been over 400+. He doesn't seem to want to know what type of diabetes i have and hasn't mentioned anything about it exept that I do have diabetes.

He put me on type 2 meds but there is NO history of diabetes in my family, I am 21 years old and as I mentioned it seems to be worsening slowly and symptoms appeared very suddenly back in July to the point that I had to go to the ER. So, could this be an early caught type 1 that still hasn't gotten to the final stages? or could it just be type 2?... the meds I was put on seem to be working though.

I also wanted to know if a person with type 2 experiences hypoglycemia? because so far I have only heard of type 1's experiencing hypoglycemia and I have definitely had hypoglycemia since i have started on the meds.

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