I don't know if I should be jumping up and down or not, but the endo I just met with this morning has confirmed that I really truly am T1 and not T2 (like I've been told for the past 6 years). Something about finally having all your suspicions confirmed can be such a relief... and a "holy cow" moment all in one. Either way - here I am!
Welcome to the t1 club
Welcome to Club 1 and Juvenation!!!!
well i'm glad to hear it was figured out! i'm sure it was hard to be told you were a T2 when you thought(and correctly) that you are a T1!
You sound so excited about it. haha
Glad to hear you finally have an answer, though not an ideal one. Hey, at least you're stuck with a bunch of cool people now! (Us on Juvenation). :)
That has to be a relief! Hopefully you'll be getting the correct treatment now too! Welcome to the club, unfortunately.
Thanks guys! It is a relief to finally feel like I'm on the right track.
Hello Jenn, welcome aboard! It is amazing to see how many type 1 diabetics are initially diagnosed as type 2. I have read so many times on the diabetes sites about that happening. There was a long discussion about that on a larger site and many people stated that it had happened to them. Some of them were diagnosed as type 2 because they were older, or overweight. Many doctors do not seem to realize that type 1 can occur at any age, and it can occur with overweight people too.
I'd relieved too to have an exact diagnosis!
That's the part that is most surprising to me; how I feel about it all. I thought I had prepared myself for the Dr. to say T1... but I guess I prepared myself more for him to say "Nope, T2 you just need to do better". It's almost like hearing the diagnosis for the first time all over again.