What is type I diabetes?

Insulin deficiency. Type i dm is an autoimmune disorder that affects both males and females and is characterized by immune destruction of the Insulin producing cells, called the beta cells, in the pancreas. Such destruction will lead to a state of Insulin deficiency and cause the affected individual to be Insulin dependent in order to sustain life. Presently, there is effective treatment, not cure. Research is ongoin.

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How do I know what type of diabetes I have?

Type 1 diabetes. Is usually diagnosed prior to young adulthood. Such patients must have Insulin therapy. Type 2 diabetics are usually older and can be managed with non Insulin based programs in many cases. Read more...
Tests. Dm 1 is due to autoimmune destruction of insulin-making cells of pancreas; thus little to no insulin. Dm 2 results from Insulin resistance. Testing for c-peptide & ketones & islet cell antibodies help diagnose type 1. Fasting blood sugar & glucose tolerance tests more often used to diagnose type 2. Dm1 requires Insulin for treatment; dm2 is treated w/ variety of meds, including insulin. Read more...

What type of diabetes I have if:fasting blood is 220, after meal is 257 A1c is 10, 6%?

Your diabetes is not. Under control. It is not important whether it is type 1 or 2, because the goal for both types is blood sugar control. The treatment for each type might be different, because type 1 usually requires Insulin injections. If you leave your sugars at this level, you are open to all complications of diabetes, such as infections, damage to nerves, eyes, kidneys, dialysis. Get to a doctor now. Read more...

What type of diabetes will I get later if I've had gestational diabetes?

Type II (or not) Gestational diabetes puts you at a significantly higher risk for type 2 diabetes in the future. The rest, however, is up to you. Many women avoid ever getting diabetes because they eat right, lose weight after the baby, change their eating habits and get healthier than ever. Gestational diabetes can be a great wake-up call for your health. With hard work you may avoid future diabetes ! Read more...

I have pressure and minimal pain on the left side of my chest sometimes. What is this? I have type 1 diabetes but it doesn't seem to be related to bs

Have it evaluated. A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. Read more...