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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SueJB, Jun 9, 2018.
Darn, I am about to make some replies. All nice, of course.
I am T2 but my worries about life threatening complications are not all far off in the distance. An infection could put me in the ICU. There are a lot of commonalities between T2 of a sufficient severity, and the other types incl T1, IMHO.
Hi SueJB. I think has this thread has proven, the title bears little relevance it's the content that counts.
You asked a perfectly good question. How it managed to get here? Well I'm sure we will all have opinions on that one.
I just hope that you actually got some relevant answers to your question.
The fact the thread got derailed is no fault of yours and you should not be feeling sad.
I only post my FBGs occasionally, when there is a reason to. I don't want to be part of treating it as a competition as we are all different. I hope by posting my FBGs at 7-9 I can show that as T2s we're not always running at 4-5 and thats OK.
An additional minority group is T2s on insulin - we need ideas from both T1s and T2s. Our insulin use is different to T1s, also.
@Jaylee, no thanks, I believe everyone should be able to say what they want to. I believe totally in that freedom. I'm sure that everyone would agree.
I simply thought I 'd give you a bit of a bit of jokey encouragement to start the tthread, Sometimes people want something done but don't alway beleive that it it's up to them to do something about it, is all......I'll go and retreat back into my lirttle T2 corner now.
Sometimes when we are joking, some people take it seriously/literally, even after we point it out. One can't win either way, so I try to be cautious, hope for the best, and remember it's just words on a screen. Intent matters, and asking questions to clarify is usually better than making assumptions and worse, sticking by them no matter what.
@therower, it got side-tracked a bit but it raised some interesting stuff. I did get some useful ideas at the start and some insights later. The title was relevant and it was good to hear from more than a few
@Robbity thanks for the encouragement but............................!!
I agree but that wasn't the question I posed at the start
I agree with this. IMO there are about 10 different subgroups here. The two largest are T2s using diet only or diet and 1st/2nd line meds only, and T1s who are at least reasonably established in their management of the disorder. The other groups are all small.
In no particular order:
LADA, MODY, 1.5, T3, RH are known groups.
T2s on insulin are a bit overlooked, but I am getting more comfortable with that and doing what I can to help. (There are two types within the group - those who ended up in insulin according to the status quo medical guidelines, and those who read widely and are carefully using it for a specific reason, knowing the pitfalls of being in the other group).
T2s on 3rd line medications and more, such as Byetta, Victoza, mixed insulins where basal/bolus may be better etc
Diabetes with multiple serious comorbidities is another group and can include T2, T1 or any type.
"Type unknown as yet" is a tough group to be in.
Given the great diversity of the groups, I find that the best approach for me is:
>Always keep in mind the specific forum rules about crossposting, and check which subforum a thread is in before replying.
>State which type I am and that I try not to crosspost but "issue X appears to affect us all so here is my experience."
>Always be ready to back away if people say they are finding my posts problematic.
>Keep trying to reach out to those who feel they don't fit anywhere.
>Keep positive and remember most of us are here to seek help and help others in good faith.
>Report posts that appear truly beyond the pale and let mods deal with them.
I would support a thread for people who feel they don't yet fit anywhere. Happy to start it if asked to.
But that is normal on forums, for other questions to arise. It's only when its deliberate negative thread hijacking that IMO it's worth trying to control.
Also, it responded directly to another post, and it relates to your post #1 because my underlying point is:
I want T1s to post more than they do, because I'm in a group that benefits from their insulin use experience. It's possible they don't realise how valuable that is to me.
@Jenny15, all good and very positive, thanks but way off the original question and perhaps slightly repetitive of the forum's own code of conduct
You've already said that about a post of mine just now and I have responded to that. If you think I've broken the rules you should report the post. I really think the best approach is to ignore a post you don't like. I do it all the time.
You may have overlooked "thread hijacking.?"
I don't believe I did, but perhaps because posts crossed at the same time, my earlier posts were not read. Accidental not deliberate. Bowing out of this thread unless things change in here.
Thanks for your compliance & understanding..
To answer the original question, I've never had a FBG test requested by my GP or endocrinologist, so don't think the result is particularly relevant to my control. (Lets face it, if I happen to do a test in the middle of the night and it's in the teens, I'll bolus to correct, so I could easily manipulate a FBG test to look perfect just by injecting a couple of hours before the test.)
I do feel that T2s on insulin have a hard time here, as most of the T2 threads seem to assume that you can attain normal blood sugars if you just low carb your T2 into submission, and I really don't think that's the case for all. And it seems that once you're on insulin you've got all the disadvantages of T1 and T2 at the same time, and relatively little advice to help? As for those with RH, LADA, T3 etc, I thank the medical gods that I have a relatively common type of diabetes, the thought of having uncontrollable hypos (yes, I know some T1s have this but it seems more common in RH and T3) fills me with fear and trepidation.
Where medical science is concerned, the last thing you want is a rare illness, (worst case is one named after a doctor or pair of doctors ).
And finally, to finish going completely off topic (sorry mods), does anyone remember the TV series "Being human".
Depending on which anti-supernatural organisation you belong to, I'm either a ghost or a vampire.
And my FBG was 14 this morning!