I’d be interested to hear about this. I have a genetic predisposition to type two and a lot of family members with it but I hardly even know anyone with type one and it’s a little bit alien to me. I would imagine having any kind of diabetes affects one’s relationship with one’s weight.
My grandfather had typed but my grandmother and mother had type 2. From my understanding type 1 you are most likely born with it. And diagnosed at an early age.
I was too young to really understand any of it when they were alive. But I do remember they kept sweets in the house. From what I believe its having discipline. If you grow up as a type 1. You become accustomed to being around things you can't eat. But I also know weight is a big factor on a type 1 person. I say that because there is no cure for type 1 diabetes.
Thanks for sharing I didn't know there was also a type 1.5 interesting and not cool how that caused the damage to the pancreas. I know someone who got type 2 from after a bad ATV accident but then once he healed from the accident injuries so did his type 2.
The medical explanation is loss of insulin production following an "insult to the pancreas". I know some autoimmune diseases can cause a type of pancreatitis that permanently damages the pancreas. But I don't think you can just have undiagnosed pancreatitis and get over it. Maybe you can. I really don't know. Type 2 diabetes can lead to insulin dependence over time, as the pancreas gradually slows insulin production. But that takes a long time. Whatever happened to my pancreas happened very fast. I went from well controlled type 2 diabetes with non-insulin medications to completely insulin dependent in the period of time between routine follow ups, so less than 6 months. My endocrinologist said there's no way to know what exactly happened after the fact. It's not normal for a type 2 diabetic's pancreas to shut down so abruptly though. So probably I had LADA all along, or had some kind of unidentified insult to the pancreas, possibly related to the autoimmune flare.
Whatever happened, I just had to change my treatment plan from pills and carbohydrate restriction to testing frequently and injecting insulin, and I got my blood glucose back under control pretty quickly. So it wasn't a huge problem.
The weirdest thing... my morning fasting BG readings are always the highest, by far. Apparently that's a common problem with LADA diabetes.
Glad to hear you've been able to manage it! That's not the easiest thing to do.
It must have been a learning curve going from managing Type 2 to have it start acting like Type 1
That is super odd about the high readings in the morning. Sometimes my hubby gets that too which is weird.
A couple weeks ago his problem was been BG going while he's working and hasn't ate anything that stumped his Dr. But he also just bad a bout with DKA