Thursday, November 11, 2010

diabetes education at its finest

I am totally exhausted tonight, so I'm just going to make a quick post. 

I'll expound on this tomorrow, but.... today I went to my new endo's office again to get hooked up to an iPro (a CGM but for doctors, so I can't see whats going on), take a look at a couple of pumps to see if I'm interested if my insurance will cover it, and to meet with the diabetes educator.

The iPro is kinda cool... The pumps (MM Paradigm Revel and OneTouch Ping) were cool and I want to check into the insurance ...
... and the diabetes educator told me that I better take care of my diet and exercise or else my type 2 diabetes will "graduate to type 1"


more to come!


  1. I hate to break the news, but the educator is as dumb as a pile of rocks. Unless you were misdiagnosed, once a type 2, always a type 2. I would definitely question the diagnosis at your age, as people do get type 1 later in life, though generally not beyond 45. That is why type 2 is progressive as you can need insulin as well. But just because you are on insulin does not mean that your are in advance stages.

  2. I know! Holy moly! I am finishing this story up in my next post, but I pretty much sat there and looked at her in disbelief, and proceeded to tell her about beta cells. It was totally weird!

  3. But I'm definitely a type 2. I recently made them test me for LADA, just to make sure, but I didn't have any of the GAD antibodies or anything else to indicate that I was type 1 of any kind.