Early diagnosis is important. In the early years of pre-diabetes or diabetes, the beta cells are progressively damaged by high blood by the time diabetes is diagnosed, half of the beta cells are nonfunctional. This can not be reversed so that the beta cells can go back to insulin production. When an early diagnosis of pre-diabetes is made, almost 100 percent of beta cells are functional. If lifestyle changes are made and some diabetes medications are used right away, many beta cells will stay healthy and make blood sugar control easier
I think i am beyond was diagnosed with type2 in 2007 after being diabetic for at least 2years am a 57 year old woman and fatigue is the understatement of the sleep 10 hours a day,and spend about 7 hours more in bed am definately overweight and have suffered from severe depression since 1996. I have mild sleeping tablet and also 30mg or more in tranquilizers a is why. My husband had Cancer in 1993,my beloved Mum and Dad died after long illnesses around the same time and my husband has been physically and mentally disabled ,3 years ago he became paranoid and until a psycotic breakdown a year ago swore and mentally abused me his breakdown he now has early Alzheimers and i literally have to do am on a very low dose of tablets daily as my glucose crashes again and worst problem started about 2 weeks ago, getting my glucose levels up and keeping them there is now a daily Cola always worked in the past but now it is like i have not drank it. As soon as my levels are good again, 15 minutes of work and another glucose husband does not have the capability to understand. I am stressed out all the time i am awake. Should i be on insulin. This thought terrifies me as i get so is my future which can only get worse. HELP .