Late Onset Diabetes Type 1 Symptoms

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Type 1 diabetes accounts for roughly 10% of the diabetes cases in the world with the majority being Type 2. An estimated 1-5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are rare types, such as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), maturity onset diabetes in the young (MODY), cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD), Cushing’s syndrome and others. Explore these various forms of diabetes and what makes them distinct in the diabetes family. Learn how to test for diabetes type. What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, autoimmune condition that occurs when the body’s own immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. This attack leaves the pancreas with little or no ability to produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Without insulin, sugar stays in the blood and can cause serious damage to organ systems, causing people to experience Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).READ MORE What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body cannot properly use insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. This is also known as insulin resistance. In Type 2, the pancreas initially produces extra insulin, but eventually cannot keep up with pro Continue reading >>

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  1. misstotegirl

    Adult onset Type 1?

    Hi all! New here, just diagnosed last month. I'm assuming I'm type 2, but I have a question.....
    A good friend, a man in his early 40's, was diagnosed with T1 this year. It was a sudden onset, with the classic symptoms of weight loss, increased thirst, fatigue... He is on insulin now and doing well.
    It made me start thinking....I just assumed people were diagnosed with T1 only up to the mid-20s at most. Were any of you diagnosed with T1 at a later age?
    My A1C was 7.1 when I was initially diagnosed. I was put on Metformin 2X a day, and hated it. A month later the doc changed me to long acting Metformin but also drew another A1C, which has climbed to 8.1. I am worried that it is just going to climb and climb without me having any control over it, which will require insulin.

  2. molly1

    what numbers are you getting when you test. Are you taking any other meds? I'm a T2, also and diagnosed in may, 06. However, I think I've had diabetes for a number of years.
    Read as much as you can about diabetes. A good book that I found very informative is "Conquering Diabetes" (Can't work the underline tab) by Dr. Anne L. Peters. I found this book at Barnes and Noble.

  3. deedee

    I was diagnosed Type 1 a few days after my 50th birthday. My symptoms were sudden, like your friend. Intense thirst, weight loss, blurred vision were a few of the signs for about 3 weeks, then intense fatigue and DKA. Even though my doctor thought at first that I was Type 2, he put me on insulin immediately. Then, he admitted me to the hospital where they ran more tests to identify my Type. The C-peptide came back which told them I was Type 1.
    That was a little over two years ago. Now I'm on the pump and doing pretty well.
    Good luck Wendy. Let us know if you have any other questions. We're glad you're here!

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