Type 1 Diabetes Adult Diagnoses Are More Frequent Than Just About Anyone Realizes

A new systematic review published in Diabetes Care has concluded that adult-onset type 1 diabetes is far more common than previously believed. For generations, it was widely assumed that type 1 diabetes was overwhelmingly a disease of the young. The condition even used to be known as “juvenile diabetes,” a name that was eventually tossed […]

Misdiagnosed with the Wrong Diabetes! Stories from Our Community

Misdiagnosis is shockingly common among patients with diabetes. One study, for example, revealed that about 25% of new patients with type 1 diabetes had previously been misdiagnosed with some other ailment, typically either type 2 diabetes (in adults) or bacterial and viral infections (in children). And some patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes may actually […]

What is LADA? (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a type of diabetes that is often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Also referred to as “type 1.5”, it’s actually a form of type 1 diabetes that develops very gradually. Let’s take a closer look at this […]

One of the Lucky Ones: A Timely Diabetes Diagnosis

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Mila Ferrer How It Happened Fourteen years ago, my youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He had all the classic symptoms. But neither my husband nor I knew that all the signs my son showed meant that our lives would change […]

Diabetes Complications: How They Affected My Body

I have a list of excuses as to why my diabetes was never really properly controlled. At 24 years old, I was diagnosed, but I was treated as a type 2. My doctor based it on my age. For 2 years that I was treated as a type 2, my sugars were never coming down, and […]