If pills worked for you at one point, you are likely type 2. Most type 2s wind up on insulin at some point, so now you'd be referred to as an insulin dependent type 2.
Labels don't really make that much difference though, in your care. The fact that you're using insulin means you need to know your insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios, correction factor (insulin sensitivity), etc.
As a type 1 who's been on insulin for 20 years, I've found the only way for me to lose weight is to drastically minimize my carbs. Diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance disease; they just don't have a place in my food plan. I get all the carbs I need from vegetables.
Be well! Valerie
Valerie type 1 diabetic, showing this disease who's boss!
January 2015: This is the year I'll hit my goal. I've gotten close but this will be the year I see that magic number on the scale. No shame, no self-loathing; only love for this one body I've got.
welcome! It certainly is possible that you could be type 1. I would pursue that with the Dr. #1, I'd request an oral glucose tolerance test. Then there is an antibody test that can be done also that answerrs whether it is (or isn't) type 1.
good luck and hang in there. Nutrition and exercise, as you probably already know are key. Have you seen a diabetic educator? Might help if you haven't already done so.
HI my name is Carol. I have had some type of diabetes since I was 19. I wasn't diagnose as type 2 until I was about 27. I took pills a many of years and wasn't giving much information about it. About for the last 5 yrs. I have taken insulin 5 times a day 2 kinds, no pills. I was told I would have to take it the rest of my life.When I ask if I was type 1 now she was a little iffy about that.If my sugars go up in the 200+ it takes me forever to get them down.I am glad for the support I get here. Thanks
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