HI GERRI!!! Long time no talk (I’m back from the deadline wars).
As far as treatment and Symlin, it’s a matter of the dose. They have one guideline for T1s and another for T2s. T2s can actually take twice as much as T1s.
Regarding your description of MODY, you might be right - although there are several different types of MODYs (and some with insulin resistance) - and we just really don’t have all the answers at this point. I am VERY insulin resistant and am learning how to combat that. Jenny once mentioned maybe LADA, but I’ve been tested for GAD anitbodies and they aren’t there. Of course, she also says that not all LADAs have these antibodies - and I still need to get tested for islet cell antibodies and/or tyrosine phosphatase antibodies.
But with my family history, gestational diabetes, and the fact that I have Hashimotos - I know it’s an “other” - somehow autoimmune related. My theory is that there are other types of autoimmune related diabetes that we just don’t know about yet. I read about the fact that researchers suspect there are related antibodies we have yet to discover. Too little is known about the various “1.5” types
I have had a C peptide and that’s why my doc now says I’m a T1. However, I just don’t believe it’s the same. My issues are vastly different from the typical T1. I have come to understand that T1s have a much harder path to walk in order to stay within the lines because they deal with things like wild swings and so much more.
Having said that - I feel connected in a special way to anyone with any type of diabetes. But as for the doc, I’m going to have a further discussion with her about this.