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The Princess and The Pump: A Type 1 Diabetes Blog: The Scariest Night of My LIfe. Every mother should read this, even if your children don't have diabetes!!!!!!! This is exactly what we went through with my sweet Aubrey! Scariest thing ever!
The same things apply to Type 2's when they become insulin dependent. Most will become insulin dependent when their pancreas loses the ability to produce enough insulin and oral medications no longer help. With Type 1, this happens quickly, with LADA, its slower, and its even slower with some Type 2's, but all all. In many cases Type 2's are not diagnosed until their own insulin production has failed by 50 to 80%. This is why EVERYONE over 40, should get tested for diabetes.
Everytime I tell someone I'm diabetic they're all like *stupid person impersonation* "Oh. Oh yeah. I got a great uncle who has that. He has to..." And I'm just like -.- "No. No you still don't understand. Please stop pretending to."