I was diagnosed as a diabetic 25 years ago when I was 30 years old. As far as I know they had told me that I am type 1.
I have been on insulin for 25 years but recently GP advised me to also take metformin. He said that I should reduce insulin intake.
In my country teststrips are only given free to type 1.
What makes a diabetic type 1/type2?
Thanks in advance.
The difference between type 1 and 2 is whether the pancreas produces insulin or not. A type 1 needs the insulin shots to live. Theoretically, type 2 has some insulin production that decreases over time, and may at some point need insulin shots. The addition of metformin to your medication routine does not change that fact that you are type 1. The metformin reduces the release of glucose from the liver, which also raise blood glucose in the morning. Can be an issue in either diabetes.
Posted 9/18/2012 7:45:53 AM