I have always been led to believe that if you are a Type 1 insulin dependent diabetic particularly from an early juvenile age- then because you didn't produce ANY insulin-,then you had to take insulin for life as it was a life sentence. Just recently there have been claims that some Type oners have effectively "cured themselves" by taking exercise and eating sensibly. I find this very difficult to accept until I read that some people diagnosed at a later age as "Type One" actually were able to still produce insulin albeit in limited quantities so therefore needed a few units of insulin every day to maintain balance. So my question is :- How many units of insulin do you need to take each day before you are diagnosed as a Type Oner? Myself as a juvenile diagnosed with Type 1 nearly 60 years ago take 42 units in total each day. No amount of exercise or lack of carbs is going to cure my insulin dependent diabetes. I do not produce Any insulin. Mores the pity.My blood sugar soars without insulin. So I repeat the question: How many units of insulin a day do you need to take each day before you are diagnosed as a Type Oner?