A 30-year-old member asked:
is type 1 diabetes common?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on what you compare it to. If it is type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is about 8 to 10 times less frequent than type 2 one. If you take a rare disease such as polio in the US, then type 1 diabetes will be viewed as common. Generally speaking, it is common enough to contribute to significant morbidity and mortality.
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
Dr. Steve Springer answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
In the Graph: Check the website and graph below. Great resource on stats. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/figuretext11.htm#fig4.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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