Many Adults with Type 1 Misdiagnosed with Type 2

Type 1 diabetes is frequently regarded as a disease of childhood – hence its old name, “juvenile diabetes.” While the name is no longer in common use, the image of type 1 as something that is diagnosed in the young may be contributing to misdiagnosis of adults with the condition. In Great Britain, more than 40% of those diagnosed with type 1 are over thirty – and many of them were initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. As a result patients may not be getting the right treatment, and the consequences could be very dangerous. Read more

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