Type 2 diabetes in adults

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Avatar f tn This statement in the above post needs clarification - "As far as weight is concerned more and more evidence points to "non-inherited and medicinally induced" diabetes being caused by overweight/obesity." Should read, "As far as weight is concerned more and more evidence points to the onset of diabetes caused by overweight/obesity, but not for those who inherited the gene, or are medicinally induced.
Avatar f tn In other words, some people with LADA may be overweight or obese. LADA occurs in people age 20 and older. LADA is often mistaken for type 2 diabetes, mainly in people who are overweight or obese. People with LADA can use oral medication, though within between 3-15 years after diabetes diagnosis, they will need to inject insulin.
Avatar m tn as gestational diabetes, or insulin resistant type 1 diabetes [double diabetes], or type 2 diabetes requiring injectable insulin, or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults [LADA or type 1.5 diabetes].
Avatar f tn It is always possible to go from Type 2 diabtes to Type 1 Diabetes but never the reverse. Many times a Type 2 Diabetic will be treated as a Type 1 (on the same medications etc) but will not actually BE a Type 1. Reason being the treatments for a Type 1 are also effective on a Type 2 if that severity of treatment is needed. It is believed that Type 2 can be prevented or delayed in its onset by proper diet and exercise just like you would do if you actually had Type 2.
Avatar f tn There is actually a Type 1 Forum, but it is erroneously called "Juvenile Diabetes". Many adults have Type 1 as well, either diagnosed when they were children or late onset. Sally is absolutely right, a Type 1, unlike a Type 2, no longer produces their own insulin, or produces a very small amount. We need insulin to live; a short time without insulin would drive numbers high enough to develop DKA which is a life threatening emergency.
Avatar f tn Well, it following these guidelines "might" work, however, they have never been shown to.
Avatar m tn You should have the test on an empty stomach after not eating overnight. Adults with type 2 diabetes should have this test every year. People with high cholesterol may have this test more often. See also: Diabetes - preventing heart attack and stroke Kidney Tests Once a year, you should have a urine test. It looks for a protein called "albumin." Because the test looks for small amounts of albumin, it is sometimes called a test for microalbuminuria.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Hello acba, I am a volunteer adn not a medical professional, so my input is based on my experience in caring for my son who is now 10, but was diagnosed at age 3. Everything I have read, says something along these lines.... "Type 1 diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults.
1341894 tn?1276129380 First of all, Welcome Home I was boots on the ground in Vietnam from March of 67 to October of 68.. I'm 100% positive I was exposed to Agent Orange. I got out of the service in August of 69. I was diagnosed with "Type 2" diabetes in October of 89. After a few years of oral medications and diet changes (I was not over weight or anything close to it) I was diagnosed as a "Type 1".
798555 tn?1292791151 Prediabetes is usually seen as a precursor to type 2 type diabetes, which is not the autoimmune type. Type 2 diabetes, was known as adult onset type, has a strong genetic component and is often associated with insulin resistance. This forces the pancreas to work harder and eventually it can't produce enough insulin. Type 1 is autoimmune type. This happens when the insulin producing cells of the pancreas are attacked by antibodies which destroy them.
Avatar m tn My mother is 57 years old. She was found diabetes type 2 in 2010. In 2010: Blood sugar is 7.3 mmol/L before meal and 9.8 mmol/L after meal. The doctor didn't give any medicine or treatment, just give advice to control sugar input and do some sport. In 2012: Blood sugar is 8.9 mmol/L before meal and 10.0 mmol/L after meal. The doctor gave Metformin and three pills a day. But it was not that helpful...Blood sugar is always 8.3 mmol/L before meal and 9.5 mmol/L after meal.
Avatar n tn There are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational. Then I say there is type 4. The family members that care for and help support the children and adults with diabetes. We are all here to help each other. If we do not know the answer we ill try to get it for you or point you in the right direction. Please do not hesitate to ask your questions and feel welcome.
Avatar n tn i just started doing a little research online to find out if this could be a sure sign of diabetes. we are going to try to sneak in a blood check this afternoon to see what her sugar level is before she snacks. what is the ideal sugar level for her age?
Avatar f tn 51:03 In the United States, 1 in 3 people will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The projections, released today, are alarming to U.S. health officials, who say the numbers highlight the need for interventions to keep the number of new cases from climbing. Currently, 1 in 10 Americans has Type 2 diabetes.
Avatar f tn My three year old son drinks a lot, uses the restroom quite frequently, and says he's really tired a lot here recently. What is a normal blood sugar for someone his age? And could he possibly have diabetes? He has a family history of both type 1 & 2 diabetes on both sides. He isn't losing any weight and plays as normal.
Avatar m tn LADA, also sometimes called Type 1.5 is Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. It is a slower onset than regular type 1, though much faster than type 2. It often is diagnosed in older adults. What really makes it look likely to me is that the GAD65 is the antibody present in LADAs and the islet cell antibodies are usually present in regular type 1s. Do NOT allow yourself to be treated like a type 2. You need to be on insulin.
5274485 tn?1385863767 Contrary to the usual beliefs, some people carrying Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults (LADA) DO have family history of Type 2 Diabetes. Family's History of Type 1 may be also there for some LADA people. Furthermore, some people having LADA ARE overweight or obese (mildly to moderately). LADA is also characterized by being insulin resistant, similar to Type 2; unlike T2DM, however, metabolic syndrome is NOT present.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if I should get tested for type 2 diabetes and if I have it, what medications work best without too many side effects? What does it sound like to you all? P.S. I am obese.
1411765 tn?1281655971 There is a substantial number of adults who are misdiagnosed Type 2 who are in fact Type 1 or LADA which is a slow onset type 1. Some of the indications that this might be the case would be a person who was put on oral meds and they did nothing or they worked for awhile (months to a couple years) then stopped working, necessitating insulin use. Many type 1's (I'll just say type 1 which will include LADA) are thin or lose weight on diagnosis, while many (not all) type 2's are overweight.
1469903 tn?1286650297 The absolute lack of insulin, usually secondary to a destructive process affecting the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, is the main disorder in type 1 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, there also is a steady decline of beta cells that adds to the process of elevated blood sugars. Essentially, if someone is resistant to insulin, the body can, to some degree, increase production of insulin and overcome the level of resistance.
Avatar f tn I am also 20 and my doctor thought I had type 2 diabetes. Recently I found out that I have type 1.5 diabetes. I'm still trying to wrap my head around what is 1.5...lol. I know what is 1 and 2, but not 1.5. Believe me for a 20 year old I feel like I have way too many problems.
Avatar n tn She went to a specialist, but apparently was told there is not much that can be done about this type of diabetes. Is this correct? She is in otherwise excellent health; is fanatical about diet and exercise, yet it gets worse and worse and we are desperately worried. She can no longer drive due to the sporadic nature of the disease. Is there anything that can be done to help regulate this, before she does serious damage to other organs or through falling?
5274485 tn?1385863767 Latent Autoimmune Diabetes is an extremely urgent condition. Like Type 2 Diabetes, people with LADA do represent with insulin resistance. However, the condition is autoimmune, like Type 1. People with Latent Autoimmune carry the exact same complication risk as those with Type 2-stroke, heart attacks and heart disease. Contrary to popular beliefs, some people who have LADA ARE overweight or obese. Furthermore, some people do carry family history of diabetes, regardless of the actual type.
Avatar n tn Healthy mid-meal snacks help stabilize blood sugars and usually can prevent severe hypoglycemic events. Type 1(juvenile) diabetes is most often diagnosed in childhood, but young adults and seniors can develop type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the persons pancreas stops producing insulin, resulting in the rise of blood sugar.
Avatar n tn are outdated terms. Children are diagnosed more and more frequently with Type 2; adults can be diagnosed with Type 1. Type 1.5 (LADA) is a more recently understood designation for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults and I have had it for two years and am age 60. As in my case it is frequently misdiagnosed initially as Type II.
Avatar m tn New lab work showed that my pancreas is working but not keeping up, so he said it's type 2 diabetes. In feburary I had a bad flu and was wondering if my immune system might have been attacking my pancreas due to my previous GBS. I am on insulin and have to take 58 units of slow release and 8 units of quick acting to keep my levels at 100-120. Is it possible that I have type 1 which is common with auto-immune problems..my doctor does not seem to have a lot of answers.
Avatar f tn The authors point out that type 2 diabetes and hyperinsulinemia are common in patients with HCV cirrhosis, and that there’s evidence indicating that insulin resistance plays a role in the development of liver cancer. Therefore, treatment with metformin could be beneficial in this setting. To investigate, Dr.
Avatar n tn juvenile diabetes (an autoimmune disease also known as type 1 diabetes) and type 2 diabetes (a metabolic disorder also known as adult onset diabetes). {LRS comment: adults typically develop Type 2, if they get diabetes, tho' some do develop type 1} People with type 2 produce insulin but their bodies are unable to use it effectively. Type 2 is usually diagnosed in adulthood and does not always require insulin injections.