Types Of Diabetes

By Swati Latest Reply 2010-05-03 20:53:08 -0500
Started 2009-05-05 04:05:04 -0500

There are four types of types of Diabetes Mellitus.
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
Gestational diabete
Secondary diabetes

Know more about all these types on,

2 replies

kdroberts 2009-05-05 08:20:59 -0500 Report

Maybe. There are more subtypes coming out and more will. I predict that eventually type 2 will be dissolved and the subtypes coming out from it will become their own distinct types. I believe this because type 2 isn't actually a testable diagnosis, it's an end result when you eliminate the other types. No insulin antibodies rules out type 1, not pregnant rules out gestational and no injury or drug use rules out secondary so you get put in the type 2 bucket regardless of where your problem is. It's no surprise that type 2 makes up 90% of diabetics because it's what get's left from the other types.

A few other types out there currently.

Type 1.5/LADA
MODY - includes MODY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, permanent neonatal diabetes and transient neonatal diabetes

2babiesdiabetic 2010-05-03 20:53:08 -0500 Report

Correction to MODY. Monogenic is the umbrella that includes the MODY genes and Neonatal genes. Both of my children have Monogenic Neonatal Diabetes. This is usually misdiagnosed as Type 1 and is usually found only in children diagnosed under the age of 6 months, though some older have been found so they now suggest testing any child diagnosed under 1 year old.

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