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Is it possible for an obese young adult to develop type 1 diabetes and not type 2?

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

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Usually not. An obese young adult may develop type 2 rather than type 1.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss answered

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Obesity is known to increase risk for developing type 1 dm in both adults and kids. Some adults with type 2 diabetes also have antibodies for type 1 diabetes. Some would argue that both types of diabetes are the same disease on either side of the spectrum. We do sometimes diagnose children with "double diabetes" when they clearly have antibodies but also significant chronic Insulin resistance.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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