Need clarification

this question is for anyone that can give me a clear answer,is it poss for type 2 diabetics to go to type 1?///thanks

i saw this question on a past thread

thank you,
this question has come up a lots in discussions with a group here in my home town.thank you again.

I know you can’t become a Type 1 because Type 2 is not an autoimmune disease. If you have doubts you can have blood work done and they will see if you have antibodies (there are four types of antibodies). I do know a Type 2 can progress to insulin. But even treatment there may be different due to insulin resistance. I know a Type 1 on insulin but she does not give a shot for each meal. She gives a daily Lantus shot and only corrects if her levels are too high. I know she checks and does this before lunch. She rarely had to take insulin for lunch; however, she ate a lower carb lunch. I know insulin lowers blood sugar reliably and hope it is successful for you.

No. But it’s possible for a T1 to be misdiagnosed as a T2.

Actually it is possible for the autoimmune process that causes T1 to develop in a T2, however outside of misdiagnosed cases of LADA, it’s VERY rare. A T2 who progresses to taking insulin did NOT become a T1… that’s just not how it works at all.

A T2 can become a T1 but not because T2 ‘turns into’ T1.

I don’t know how rare it is but a person with T2 can also acquire latent autoimmune deficiency. It’s a double-whammy, but one is not the cause of the other.

Some of the misconception that T2 ‘turn into’ T1’s is probably based on the belief that the type of diabetes one has is defined by the type of medicine one takes. So people will assume that if you take insulin you’re T1, end of discussion. It’s just not the case.