Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Adult Onset Type 1 Diabetes

This article offers a very good discussion on Type 1 diabetes diagnosed in adults.

"....the medical community has been slow to recognize this, and Type 1 diabetics diagnosed as adults are still treated as abnormalities and frequently given inappropriate treatment for the disease they have. All too often, they are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which is a fundamentally different disease not only clinically but genetically.... and the methods of treatment for the two diseases are also different. The misdiagnosis typically results in under-treatment, and causes needless suffering."


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