If he was diagnosed with diabetes at age 16 with type 2 diabetes, that was probably the correct diagnosis. If he had type 1 he surly would have had SEVERE symptoms before the age of 32. IF he lived at all.
When one takes insulin, it does not automatically make them a type one diabetic. Your husband probably let his diabetes go and did not do the right things to keep it in check. Unfortunately, this happends to quite a few type 2 diabetics. While I'm sorry about your husbands health problems, he was most likely not mis diagnosed. There are tests to see what type your husband is. His doctor can to a c-peptide and an autoantibody test if he wants to know for sure.
I want to make it clear to you that a type 1 does not produce insulin. While they can be in a "honeymoon" phase, I have never heard of anyone being in a honeymoon phase for over 30 years. A type 1 diabetic will die without insulin in just a few days.
I see no wrongfull doing by the doctors here EXCEPT that they didn't test him regularly to keep him in check. AND if your husband knew he was diabetic at age 16 and continued to live an unhealthy lifestyle.. that is no fault of the doctor either.
I hope your husband gets to feeling better soon.View Thread
Ditto. If you test often then you should be able to keep an eye on things. But I do agree with you. I wear the Minimed too. The alarms are very soft. I do have to admit that I have often went to bed thinking that I would wake before I run out of insulin. The beeping and vibration has NEVER woke me up. I hate to waste insulin but I also hate to run out when I'm sleeping so now I just change out before bed if I have less than 30 units... (that seems like alot but I use 4.0 and hour. And even that seems like alot but I'm double diabetic.)View Thread
"If your daughter is t1, you will never become insul resistant beacuse her pancreas in producing very little no insulin at all"
This is SOOOOO not true. Just because one does not produce insulin does not mean they can not become insulin resistant. Insulin resistance is how your body handles insulin wether it be natural or injected.
I am an example of a type 1 diabetic that does have insulin resistance. I do not produce insulin at all but I do take Metformin to help my body utlize the insulin that is introduced into my body. I am what you call.. or rather I am diagnosed "double diabetic".
Now as for the stepdaughter and the A1C being a 10. That is terrible and her health can be at risk. Her father is correct that she can eat what she wants so long is she takes the PROPER dose of insulin. Evidently, she is not boulseing correct or her A1C would not be that high. An acceptable A1C for a diabaietic is a 7.0 and that is on the high side. One wants their A1C to be about 5.0 or so. Mine is usually about 5.6 unless I'm sick and my bg runs high. You are correct in being concerned.View Thread
I have had 3 surgeries while on the pump and several hospital stays. If haveing surgery, they let me keep my pump on. Being that I was NPO (nothhing by mouth) they had me put my pump on half the dose. However, my first surgery they were a bit confused because no one had seen an insulin pump nor did they know how it worked, but the doc agreed with me to let the pump ride. That way my numbers would not go wild.
My advice to you is to talk this issue over with your doctor and come to an agreement... pump on or off. Just make sure that ALL the caregivers know that you are on a pump. The most important one being the anastegeoligst and the doc that is doing the surgery. You will have a meeting with him before the surgery.View Thread
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