A 38-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for an obese young adult to develop type 1 diabetes and not type 2?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
DM: Usually not. An obese young adult may develop type 2 rather than type 1.
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29 years experience
Yes : 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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for an obese young adult to get type 1 diabetes and not type 2?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Pretty uncommon, though.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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