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Hi my name is****and for 5 years I was told I was type 1 now this new doctor tells me I am type 2 just don't understand. Right it is 4:22 am and my sugar was down to 40 and waiting for it to go up 😟who else is out there with the same problem up and down sugar and please could I get some help

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Ingleburn, AUS
Hi**** that is strange about the doctors. Are you on insulin or tablets? Do you get lows only over night, or during the day to?

Edgewater, FL
Both. I take metformin 1 pill in morning and another at bedtime each pill is #### mil and in the morning with the pill I take 45 units of insulin. Yes I do at night while I am sleeping it wakes me up at a low of 40 or 30

Ingleburn, AUS
If you're on pills I would be inclined to say type 2 still, but you can progress to type 1 where you are completely insulin dependant. How is your control during the day? Do you go high at all? What I would recommend to avoid the night time hypos is to have a drink of milk before you go to bed and see how that goes. Ideally you should be waking up with sugars between 72 and 100 before breakfast. So trail milk before bed and see how you go. Milk is great as it's low gi and if you warm it will help you sleep. I would also talk to your doctor about potentially dropping the night time tablet dosage. As you aren't eating at bedtime for at least 8 hours it doesn't make sense to me for the dosage to be the same as the morning. Also are you more active in the evenings? Because that can impact too.

Edgewater, FL
Ok I do not understand the t1 or t2 please could you explain.when I was first diagnose the doc told me I was a 1 and insulin dependent and now the doc I have now he is saying 2 so if I could understand the different maybe I would get it and thanks for helping me

Bloomington, IN
A type 2 has a resistance to insulin and a type one doesn't produce insulin so type 2 can manage diabetes with diet most times and type ones need insulin and nutrition control

Ingleburn, AUS
Type 1 is a autoimmune disease where the body identifies the islets located on the pancreas which are responsible for insulin production as something that shouldn't be there. So the bodies immune system destroys them, leaving the person without the ability to produce any insulin so injections are required. Type 2 is caused by insulin resistance, meaning your body can not effectively process the insulin your body is producing. This means your pancreas has to work harder to produce more insulin. The pills are designed to help your body more effectively use the insulin you are already producing. Some type 2's need insulin injections to top up the amount of insulin in your system if you aren't producing enough for the pills to be effective.

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