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    My husband found out today that he may not in fact have Type 1 diabetes and may have a relatively less known condition called Type 1.5 (or slow onset Type 1 diabetes.)

    What it means is that he may have signs of both Type 1 and Type 2. He is still insulin dependent and his initial hospitalization levels 6 years ago were such that he absolutely needs insulin like a Type 1, but we're not crazy that his body isn't responding quite as a Type 1.

    He seems to have pancreatic function but it intermittently goes on the fritz. His blood sugar numbers have been going REALLY high (300s) and yet his A1C is a 6.7 (healthy). We're absolutely correct that fast acting insulin has been wrong for him- at least the adult dosage. He has to switch to a child's dose where he can give smaller units.

    He needs a blood test and we need him to test his blood around 6 times a day for a month so we can see the patterns. He might need to change when he's giving himself the long acting insulin, but otherwise he's doing everything right and where we'd been feeling bad because it seemed like he was "cheating" and it seemed he was getting out of control with his levels, really isn't his fault.

    It's blowing our minds right now. There is relief that we're not crazy. There is apprehension on learning more about a new condition. There is joy that he may be MUCH healthier then we thought.

    It's a lot to take in.
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    That is so odd, but good news at the same time.
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    It weird though too because most "1.5ers" seem to be older when they first are diagnosed with Type 2 but then slowly need insulin. My husband isn't insulin resistant and doesn't have the signs of Type 2 physically, but the pancreatic function as some antibody in his blood could be. At least he seems to have gotten the good parts. LOL

    The body is such a mystery.
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    Wow...isn't that crazy? I am glad to hear that it's better than you thought though Michelle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K9Trainer View Post
    Wow...isn't that crazy? I am glad to hear that it's better than you thought though Michelle.
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    Michelle, I'm sorry! That has got to be hard to deal with. I hope him taking the child's dose will start helping. {{hugs}}
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    Quote Originally Posted by MommyMish View Post
    It's blowing our minds right now. There is relief that we're not crazy. There is apprehension on learning more about a new condition. There is joy that he may be MUCH healthier then we thought.

    It's a lot to take in.

    you're so right, on all fronts. I'm glad he may be healthier than you've been thinking, that's a blessing. Learn as much as you can, sounds like he really has to manage it even better until it's all figured out.

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    I've never heard of that, but I'm glad you may have found the cause and therefore a way to control it better!
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    That's so crazy....a lot to take in for sure....how's he dealing with the news? It "seems" he's getting the good parts of this 1.5 type like you said so that's something right?
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