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Taking insulin without food

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by LeanneSpain., May 26, 2018.

  1. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can't get ketoacidosis that way but if you regularly get a high fasting glucose, had you looked at the basal rate? Btw I often need a little correction dose. Counter-intuitively I may need more if I skip breakfast as my liver also chugs a tonne of glucose out to keep my brain working.
     
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    Just to clarify, T2 doesn’t become T1 if you end up having to take insulin. You’d be T2 on insulin. It’s all really confusing - two conditions with the same name.

    It’s extremely unlikely but if your immune system were to attack and kill the beta cells in your pancreas, and it can happen at any age, not just in childhood - you could in theory become T1.

    Similarly, it’s not unheard of for T1s to develop insulin resistance, this is often called “double diabetes”, and is one of my own biggest fears.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Just to clarify, one of the simplest ways to asceretain a member's type of diabetes is to look just under their avatar, posted to the left of every post they make, like this:

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    I have highlighted to type of diabetes, for illustrative purposes only.

    Where you remain unclear, please look a their profile, ask the member, and if still in doubt refrain frorm replying with information that could be influenced.

    (Apologies @novorapidboi26 - I copied your pic, rather than copy a young woman's photo without heer permission. If you object to yours being used, please let me know. :) )
     
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    dCP, post: 1816539, member: 468055"]Just to clarify, T2 doesn’t become T1 if you end up having to take insulin. You’d be T2 on insulin. It’s all really confusing - two conditions with the same name.

    It’s extremely unlikely but if your immune system were to attack and kill the beta cells in your pancreas, and it can happen at any age, not just in childhood - you could in theory become T1.

    Similarly, it’s not unheard of for T1s to develop insulin resistance, this is often called “double diabetes”, and is one of my own biggest fears.[/QUOTE]
     
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