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Mon May 16 14:57:34 UTC 2011

I was diagnosed with T2 in 1998. I am now on an insulin pump. Am I now considered "insulin dependent" or is IDDM/NIDDM terminology no longer used?
Asked By: fagala  
Category: Insulin

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Dx in 1998, have been on Rezulin(actually worked the best), starlix, actos, amaryl, metformin, byetta. then started using Lantus and apridra pens. Have been on the pump for 1 month
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2011-05-17 20:37:44.0

Dear fagala, Congratulations on converting to the insulin pump. Many people improve their glucose control by using a pump. You remain someone with type 2 diabetes, even though you use insulin. Unless a misdiagnosis is discovered later on, you will always be a type 2 diabetic. The terms IDDM/NIDDM are not used very much anymore. The preferable terms are type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Answered By: Janice Fisher
Accreditations: RD, LD, PHD, CDE, BC-ADM
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