Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Adult Onset Type 1 Diabetes

A very interesting report on Adult Onset Type 1 Diabetes, with an update on statistics involving both type 1 in children, and in adults.

"....each year, about 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and slightly more adults are diagnosed with rapid-onset Type 1 diabetes.  Study after study has shown that about 10% of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are autoantibody positive, meaning that they have Type 1 autoimmune diabetes but have been misdiagnosed.  According to the ADA, in 2012 about 1.7 million people over the age of 20 were diagnosed with diabetes, and thus conservatively about 150,000 of those have slowly progressive Type 1 diabetes (LADA).  LADA eclipses childhood onset Type 1 diabetes by large numbers."

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