Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic?

Patient : I am a 55 year old woman with diabetes, but my doctors are never specific about the type I have...I was gestational with all 3 pregnancies, but the last pregnancy, my doctor put me on insulin after delivery the insulin was discontinued and my sugar levels returned to normal. At the age of 36 I was diagnosed with diabetes. Was prescribed insulin, pills, diet and exercise...although I was obese and my levels were out of control....so with a lot of diet and exercise, my sugars were in control and the pills were stopped (glucophage) they really upset my stomach....anyway, I'm 55 years old and still not sure of the type of diabetes I have....I am on a healthy diet, I excercise (walking mainly) and my insulin intake is 30 units of mixtard 30 in the a.m. and 20 units at night (dinner) and after lunch I take 1 800 mg of glucophage. (doctor said I have to be patient the stomach thing will go away once my system gets use to it....but still not getting a straight answer on which type...oh and btw I live in Egypt... thank you in advance for your help.....
Symptoms:  Experiencing high sugar levels in the am anywhere from 153 - 190
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I woke up 2 weeks ago with tightness in my legs and it is still there. I can hardly walk. Can this tightness in both ...

Q: My 68 year old father has been diagnosed with an unknown virus. Prior to this diagnosis, he was generally healthy, wi...

Q: Ive been so tired for months now! Out of the blie this morning I tested my fasting blood sugar level and it was 164. ...

Q: When my sugar is low I experience exaggerated movements. Why

Q: When my sugar is low I get exaggerated movements. This has happened 3 times now Why?


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon