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type 2 to type 1 is it inevitable?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by weim1, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. weim1

    weim1 · Member

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    I have type 2 diabetes and havent seen a diabetic nurse yet. Just from a couple of things I have read is it inevitable that I will become type 1 diabetic and have to inject insulin. Sorry dont know much about diabetes yet and have a lot to learn but just wondered about this.
    Thanks Donna
     
  2. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    T2 to T1 doesn't happen. Some T2s do require insulin, but they are still T2s. The conditions have similar symptoms, but different causes and one doesn't become the other. You don't define them by their treatment. In any case, it is NOT inevitable that T2 is always progressive until insulin becomes necessary. If you follow the conventional treatments,diets and levels of control, it is very likely. If however, youtake command and CONTOL T2 diabetes( that means blood glucose in the non-diabetic range) you can most likely avoid all that.
    Read through this website and you'll learn more. Look particularly at "success stories" and "stickies"
     
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    weim1 · Member

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    thanks hanadr
    Donna
     
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    inwales · Well-Known Member

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    I guess Docs and nurses rarely see T2s with command and control, I was told I might need insulin in a few years!
     
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