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ignorance from other diabetics about our treatment

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Mep, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Mep

    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's a worry for your colleague to say that to you :eek: although not surprising though as I've had a lot of "should you be eating that" from people in the past.

    I was diagnosed at age 25 which at the time was considered too young because it was called mature onset diabetes. I was also diagnosed with PCOS the same day and told I would've been living with that undiagnosed for some time. I was also told that was the reason why I developed type 2 at a young age. I remember telling people when I was first diagnosed that I had type 2 and they'd just shake their heads and say no you can't have that as you're too young, you must be type 1. So I've been having to explain myself forever it seems since I've been diagnosed. Now I'm having to explain to type 1's that yes I'm definitely on insulin and why. I just get annoyed I guess that people assume things without understanding the condition, or even thinking it is serious as was the case with the type 1's responding in the post I mentioned earlier. My pancreas is hardly producing insulin either but I'm still type 2 as no evidence of auto immune for me. My last GAD was negative and the c-peptide showed my pancreas just isn't doing its job.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi mep, that is understandable and billions of people also use FB. I do have a FB account, but I don't go ion t much ( my teen loves it and I do not have skype, don't want it) and I really don't want to view the 'diabetes talk' on FB, but I have seen it in the past.
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    I hope you don't encounter any negatives from off this site

    Generally speaking some good folk on here helpful friendly etc

    25 sounds young to me too mep
     
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    lizbet9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm on a bolus/Basel regime as well as a type 2 - I use novo rapid (carb count) and levimir 56 units at the moment x
     
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    TorqPenderloin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had met with one of my clients earlier this week and it turns out he is a diabetic (type 2) also.

    We got to talking and he's insulin-dependent using an omnipod and also uses a Dexcom. It was a really cool conversation and we shared things I would have never discussed in a business setting. What's funny is that as soon as he found out I was a diabetic, he lifted up his shirt and showed me his OmniPod. If someone had looked into my office it probably would have looked pretty hilarious.

    I thought the interaction was really cool and I suppose one of the few good things about this disease and how it can bring people together.
     
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  6. Mep

    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome that you were both able to chat about things. It's true though there are some good things about having the disease (never thought I'd say that. lol). My type 1 friend often chats to me about diabetes and she is trying to talk me into getting a pump. She knows I'm type 2 of course and knows I have insulin deficiency. She'd never heard of that herself either, but when I explained it she was happy to learn something new. We were both going to the same diabetic clinic at the time too. At the moment I'm happy with MDI, and not even sure if I can get a pump or not. She thinks I can and I should as I've been on MDI for over 6 years now. But right now I am happy with MDI. I would like to get a CGM though. She was talking me into getting that too.
     
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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am T2 on lots of mixed insulin. I am also prone to DKA and use two meters, Accucheck and Glucomen LX Plus B-Ketone meter. T1's have said I can't be producing ketones if I'm T2 in the past but some T2's are prone to it. :)
     
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    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm the same. The ER got me to eat again last night as I hadn't eaten for 10 hours. They had just done a urine test on me too so I knew it was ketones otherwise they don't even bother fussing.
     
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