I know in the past we have discussed the fact that what type one falls into is far less important than lifestyle, management and activity. I agree that it is, however after reading a lot of information I've grown curious as to what exactly my future, more permanent method of management will be; ie wearing a pump forever, taking oral medication or taking slow reaction insulin. I know that many variances of Diabetes exist, with many variances within those variances, I also know that I was found to be positive for antibodies or having antibody markers, from my understanding this means my body's cells are self destructing or will eventually fully self destruct until I know longer secrete any insulin on my own, or Type I.
My treating facility has lightly and CAREFULLY suggested Ketosis-Prone type 2, even though I still show markings of Antibodies, I told them how could that possible if I have the markers, they said it has happened in the past, B cells(?i think) start working at normal rates indefinitely and we cannot explain why, all we know is that some people's reaction to insulin therapy is overwhelming to the point that they must be taken off it as they can normally maintain sugar levels for months or years.
I regularly join in on chats and when I exchange A1C results with the others they are in shock that I could maintain such lows numbers with such little management.
Also, I left my last pens of Lantus at my old job, so I went about 5-7 days with no insulin at all(keep in mind I only take 10 units a night), consumed carbs, sugar and never broke 160 2 hours after meals and rapidly went back down to between 80-120. While I know the honeymoon phase can last 6 months to a year I'm at my 7th month and my most recent result was 4.90.
I want to be very clear, I am past the phase of preferring any type of Diabetes, my only focus is management, this is strcitly out of curiosity and the sake of discussion. I know very little about Diabetes considering how complex this disease is. My only intention is to hear opinions, learn more from your reactions, and perhaps verify some information I've found on my own.
Thank you all