Researchers who evaluated nearly 600 individuals who needed insulin after receiving a diabetes diagnosis after age 30 found that 21% of the patients had severe insulin deficiency, suggesting they had type 1 diabetes, but almost 40% of that group were not given insulin after diagnosis and almost half said they had type 2 diabetes. "Managing type 1 diabetes as type 2 diabetes can result in rapid deterioration of a patient's health and development of a potentially life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis," said Dr. Nick Thomas of the findings, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.
Misdiagnosis common among adult diabetes patients, study finds
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