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could it be true type 2 diabetes can change to type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: But what happens as type two diabetes progresses one eventually ends up "insulin dependant" meaning that the oral medications don't work as well. In theory, a person with type two diabetes COULD then develop LADA ( ate onset autoimmune diabetes) IN ADDITION to type two diabetes. This is the same physiology as juvenille diabetes or type one, it can present in adults.

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