Confused about type I diabetes
I'm pretty sure I have diabetes -- I have all of the symptoms, excessive thirst, urination, slow wound healing etc--
But I'm a bit confused:
The problem is I'm 23 and in excellent physical shape -- I exercise regularly and eat well
That being said it seems unlikely to me that I would have type II based on my (limited) understanding of the disease
My understanding for type I is that you ?have? to take insulin, otherwise you will die, go into a coma, etc.
But I've had these symptoms for more than three years (I loathe going to the doctor and they have only become intense lately), so, to put it bluntly, if I have diabetes, and have had it for more than three years, shouldn't I be -- dead? --
As a footnote, I am having bloodwork done this week -- but I am still confused about how I possibly could have diabetes, as all my symptoms point directly to it. Can anyone clarify this for me?
Sorry if this post was a little coarse I am a coarse fellow.
Last edited by Ethan54; 03-14-2010 at 10:40 PM.