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Cases of Type 1 diabetes diagnosed after the age of 30 are frequently not identified and may be misdiagnosed as Type 2 diabetes

 

Last updated 10/25/2018 at 10:39pm



BERLIN – New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Oct. 1-5, in Berlin revealed that many cases of Type 1 diabetes diagnosed after the age of 30 are not being properly identified and are frequently misdiagnosed as being Type 2 diabetes, potentially leading to delays in receiving appropriate treatment.

Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom is a high-profile example of someone who was initially thought to have Type 2 diabetes, only to later return to her doctors when the medications did not work. She was subsequent...



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