My brother is diabetic, I seek your suggestions?

Anurag K asked:

He is 27 yrs old, was very athletic and fit. Diabetes was diagonised in him six months ago,but he might have been diabetic for some years now.for some years he had been suffering from occasional acute stomachache. His sugar level always remains between 140-200 before or after fast, despite medicines. Doctor recently advised him insulin. We think dependence on insulin is risky and costly, so we are avoiding insuling and instead he is following tight yoga,exercise and diet schedule, to no avail. He is getting weaker day by day. Kindly provide your opinions. Does it mean he will not be able to live a normal life or his days are numbered?

We are doubtful if he has Type I or Type II. Doctors have never specified. He has undergone most of the tests recommended for such patients and eveything has been found normal.But we guess his case is of Type I. How can it be cleary determined? his Hb1Ac report was 197 mgdl. Isn’t is possible that his is only Type II? We’re worried and confused.
Is is possible his is only Type II? If it is so/not so, does taking insuling once makes one dependent on it for lifetime? Or should he try to take is for some time then try to manage without it once he becomes normally fit? It is possible?

Why don’t docs suggedst him to take vitamin-mineral supplements in the form of medicines to improve his health? He has always been taking normal food and exercises/yoga(as advised by docs now) for long as a routine. So,I wonder how the same can now control his sugar levels. He is getting weaker day by day, despite taking medicines to control sugar.

Whats the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2?

Hi everyone. My boss just found out her 16 year old daughter has type 1 diabetes. We were all very sad to hear the news.
Apparently she will be taking medication everyday for the rest of her life and she has a strict diet to follow. What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2?
Also, do people with diabetes have a tendency to be thin and lose a lot of weight because of their diet? Apparently before she was diagnosed, she lost 10 pounds within a month. Thanks!

What are the chances of my 2 year old daughter to develop type 1 diabetes?

JazyJas asked:

Both my husband and sister in law have type 1 diabetes. My husband develop type 1 diabetes when he was 5 years old, but his identical twin did not. His younger sister developed type 1 diabetes when she was 12 years old.