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6/24/09 6:48 P

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Yes I am aware that type 2 can be hereditary, but still a majority of type 2's are lifestyle "trained."
What I mean is, if a child is raised in a family that are obese, eat a poor diet and lack in exercise, basically have an overall poor,unhealthy lifestyle, are more likely to become type 2 if his/her parent(s) are.

I had 2 grandmothers that were both type 2, one becoming type 2 insulin dependent. Both my parents are type 2 and one uncle that is type 2. I was at a complete loss when I was diagnosed with type 1 because type 1 is hereditary, "until" I found a great uncle that was type 1.

My case is very odd and rare in its entirety. There are a few in North America that have overcome type 1 and no cases in Canada. I may be the first and they are looking into it very well.

I'm willing to go through more testing and even biopsies to find an answer in hopes that it may help others. These are some of the things that will be covered in my next Endocrinologist Appointment.









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6/24/09 9:11 A

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type ii can be hereditary-the age of onset varies by your lifestyle.

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yes I am am aware of pre-diabetes condition. I am unfortunately not Pre or type 2 however. I was tested and results came back showing antibodies of T type 1. Type 1 was confirmed and checked twice and in fact my file is being studied over right now.

This is the reason for the confused state of all the doc and clinic. type 1 is insulin dependant and I was dependant, 100%. Late onset type 1 juvenile.

Type 2 however is, and I am pretty much old school on the fact and haven't really seen to much to discourage my belief, but it is for the majority brought on by plain and simple life style. Eating garbage food, not exercising etc.... I have always been active, though the past few years after a back injury and knee surgery I have been less active.

I do like the idea and simplicity of it being type 2. It can be controlled.

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6/23/09 9:29 P

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perhaps you are type 2-which can have high bs on intial diagnosis and when diet and exercise are changed your numbers can return to normal. Actually some docs call this pre-diabetes and can go completely away


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6/23/09 8:25 P

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So, I saw this group and had to join. Here's my story.

November 2, 2008: I was having blurred vision switching from near to far sightedness. I made an apt. with the docotor and had some blood work done. I was called from the Lab at 10:30 than night with levels of 28, which is over 500 for those of you in the U.S.

On the 10th of November I was diagnosed with type 1. 6 to 8 BG tests a day and 4 needles. I never ever got sick, not even a cold. I was not ready to bow down to this disease. I began to do everything to the extreme, I figured I could ruduce the shots if I had to live with them and it would be on my terms. I also took a very aggresive attack on my diet. My life completely changed from what it was.

January 2009 I not only reduced my insulin, but I driopped it completely. I was placed on Metformin for a time and soon I quit those too. I have now been insulin free for 6 months and med's free for 5 months.

I have puzzled the diabetic clinic nurses, my family doctor and my endocrinologist. They are researching what is going on with me. I was tested and shown to be positive for type 1. but to be off insulin completely and no meds has them all stumped. I've put myself to the test and ate a few things that should have spiked my blood, but it only had a common effect and levels return to normal as they do with most people who are not diabetic.

Next month I go to the Endocrinologist to see if I have to go through more testing and/or to become a guiney pig.

That's pretty much my story in a nut shell.

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