However, it is becoming known that 10-20% of type 2
's are actually misdiagnosed and are type
1 or LADA. I myself was mistakenly diagnosed type 2
at 58 when I was in fact LADA (Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a variation of type 1) As for the general age of a person with type 2, in general they are older, but as obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S. it is more common for people to be diagnosed with type 2 as children.