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I'm a type 2 diabetic. I was recently told that my pancreas is not working and now I'm a type 1diabetic. Is this possible,and if so, what now?

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replied April 20th, 2018
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

I feel you have misinterpreted the statement. Type 2 Diabetics over a long period of time fail to maintain blood sugars in the appropriate range even with oral medication / antidiabetics and require insulin as they exhaust their insulin reserves or undergo catabolic diabetic changes. It isnt necessarily a coversion from type 1 to type 2. Type 1 occurs at a young age while type 2 occurs later in life, mostly.

Wishing you best of health


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