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have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level is 6.2 fasting.up to 7 .1 after meal (2hrs) have graves' disease.healthy & fit. can adults get type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: The standard reporting of blood sugar results are in mg/dl.Your stated values are obviously in some other system because that level is incompatible with alertness/ life. Type 1 DM is due to loss of insulin production capability.It could happen at any age, but rarely does in older adults.When it does, the patient can lose 10 lb/week while eating almost continuously.

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A 37-year-old female asked:

Have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level high but not yet high to diagnose. Have Graves' disease. Healthy & fit. Can adults get type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Yes!: Over the years our knowledge do diabetes has progressed, type 1 diabetes used to be defined by age or insulin dependence. It is now better understood and known to be an autoimmune disease and technically defined as autoimmune damage to the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It can be tested for. Having one autoimmune dz increases risk of another. However, type 2 DM is still more common.

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