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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by BIGXXH, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. BIGXXH

    BIGXXH · Member

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    Hi all

    New to this forum please could somebody tell me how to find out if i have type1 or type2 i am on insulin and was told in hospital that i was type one since then my nurse tells m e i am type2 and i went to the hospital and they told me not to worry just to tell anybody that ask's say i have diabetes that to me don't seem to be very constructive if i have a turn when i am out and about.

    Thank You
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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    It might not be very helpful if you have to notify the DVLA or your car insurers either.

    I know I am not helping much but I found this. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7504.php
     
  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    How shocking. I agree with the above - you are entitled to a proper diagnosis and I would complain to PALS about your treatment so this person can receive proper training and this doesn't happen again.
    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis though, lots of people here with experience to help out. Ask away when you have questions and try not to get too overwhelmed. First few days can feel like that.


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    Gonna Type 1 · Member

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    I have also had problems getting a specific diagnosis. This is because the cause was a result of 'severe acute pancreatitis'. I was in hospital for a month - including one week in intensive care - and was making a good recovery. When I left hospital just before Christmas I couldn't walk without a frame or climb stairs. I had progressed to walking a mile a day and climbing stairs unaided so thought I had escaped complications. Two weeks ago I was back in hospital on an insulin drip. My pancreas had stopped producing insulin. They also found pseudocysts which bring along some more problems. So, type 1 or type 2? No-one seems to know. I'm injecting insulin 4 times a day. I think I'm nearest Type 1 even though the cause is different from most. What do you think? Anne


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