Can Someone With Type 1 Diabetes Develop Type 2?

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Celiac Disease And Diabetes

The estimated prevalence of celiac disease in patients with type 1 diabetes is approximately 6%. Most patients with both conditions have asymptomatic celiac disease, or symptoms that may be confused for symptoms of their diabetes. For this reason, screening for celiac disease is recommended after a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, as well as counseling for the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes after a celiac disease diagnosis. Type 1 Diabetes In cases of type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks and destroys the specialized cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. When the body can no longer produce sufficient insulin (a protein that regulates blood glucose concentration) the resulting chronically high glucose levels in the blood (hyperglycemia) cause blood vessel and nerve damage. This can lead to serious complications, such as: stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and amputation. Symptoms for diabetes include: frequent urination, thirst, hunger, weight loss, dry mouth, and fatigue. The exact cause that starts the autoimmune reaction in type 1 diabetes is still not understood. There are genetic and environmental factors that can increase the risk of developing diabetes, as Continue reading >>

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  1. Ryan Fourney

    Type 2 Diabetes turning into Type 1

    I a 22 year old male. When I was 20 years old i was diagnosed a type 2 diabetic, and I took metformin 500mg once a day, my sugar stayed perfect until now, my sugar is over 600 and the doctor has put me on metformin ER 2 times twice a day plus another med. to take with it, and also i had to have a insulin shot. I worried that I'm turning into a type 1 diabetic and have to take shots. I spoke to someone who thinks i was born type 1 but just now catching up to it because of the pancreas not making enough for me. any one having the same issue?

  2. LKeplinger

    When did you last have some blood work drawn?? Ask about your C-peptide level.


    when i was young doctors did want to say that you were because inssuance problems but you never be type one it always cosited type no matter what meds your on it can go in to remission but always have it good luck i stated there to now i take two pill three shot a day i constatly cheak sugers and count everything my suger yo yo but a1c stay constant

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