Is there a true non-obese, non-geriatric T2?

By tmana Latest Reply 2008-07-08 15:48:02 -0500
Started 2008-05-20 01:02:02 -0500

As I'm reading more about initial T2 diagnoses in younger adults and non-obese adults that are actually the first signs of LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) or MODY (Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young, which term refers to a specific inherited form of insulin-dependent diabetes) — both of which are sometimes called "Type 1.5" — I'm curious: what is the proportion of non-obese adults diagnosed with T2 who, a year or two out, are still classified as T2 rather than as LADA or MODY?

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Ol Sarge
Ol Sarge 2008-07-08 08:51:04 -0500 Report

Don't know the answer to your question. Just want to add a little wrinkle. Most of my family is Diabetic and non-obese (I am 5 foot 11, 185 LBS, 44 yrs old). How does family history change your figures? I was just diagnosed with Diabetes when I was 41 yrs old. I think I was Diabetic before that. I suffer from the Dawn Phenomonem now but when I was between 18 and 40 I woud get out and run 4 to 10 miles daily. Stress fractures in my shins limited my activities but allowed the Diabetes to catch me.

tmana 2008-07-08 15:09:47 -0500 Report

LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) is usually diagnosed between one's 20's and one's 40's and is almost immediately insulin-dependent (essentially, delayed onset Type 1 diabetes). There are several different types of MODY (Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young), all of which have specific genetic markers. Some of these types are insulin-dependent right off the bat; others can be managed with oral medications.

jupton1 2008-07-08 15:48:02 -0500 Report

Im 43 I have no one in my family with diabetes.Im not over weight but I did power lift for years.Im not quite sure how I got diabetes.They think it may have been caused by a certain med..JU