What is this other diabetes 1.5? (I think that is what I read)

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2011-03-14 09:01:49 -0500
Started 2011-03-09 15:48:57 -0600

I had heard of it once before, but did not research it. It seems strange that there is another type.

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Tigereyze209 2011-03-13 22:02:47 -0500 Report

Usually, when you hear of names like that, it is someone who has no clue what they are talking about, OR someone trying to get attention for one reason or another, for instance, to push some product no one has heard of previously, that is perfect for treating this new condition you just heard about.
Aha. I see I should have read other replies first. Had no idea it was a real condition… live and learn. Thank you for educating me miss tabby.

kdroberts 2011-03-14 09:01:49 -0500 Report

There are lots of different types of diabetes, I will put money on a lot more being defined in the not too distant future. Just a few, type 1, type 2, gestational, type 1.5, LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults), MODY (Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young, there are 9 different MODY types), Permenant Neonatal Diabetes and Transient Neonatal Diabetes. There is also Diabetes Insipidus, often called water diabetes as opposed to sugar diabetes (diabetes mellitus) because it shares a lot of the symptoms of diabetes mellitus but not problems with blood sugar.

Diabetes is a complicated and ever changing field.

tabby9146 2011-03-10 16:57:27 -0600 Report

I asked about it and then thought why I don't I just read more about it but was wondering if anyone on here was classified as 1.5??

realsis77 2011-03-10 09:44:11 -0600 Report

I think tabby explained it very well. I needed to read on it myself because I wasn't sure either! I guess they come up with something different and classifacation is different too!

tabby9146 2011-03-09 15:54:13 -0600 Report

Below is some of what I managed to find out:

•Type 1.5 diabetes causes the pancreas to stop making insulin at a much slower rate than in Type 1 diabetes, but faster than in Type 2. This loss in the long term ability to make insulin results from the immune system attacking the cells that make insulin. However, this damage takes place over time and can result in an undiagnosed case of Type 1.5 diabetes. In addition, the long term damage to the pancreas may initially allow the body to produce adequate amounts of insulin during the earlier stages of Type 1.5 diabetes. This may result in a positive reaction to Type 2 diabetes medication. If there is a suspicion of Type 1.5 diabetes, your physician may check your blood with a c-peptide test to obtain a reading of insulin levels. The c-peptide test helps differentiate between Type 1.5 and Type 2 diabetes.
•Adults with Type 1.5 diabetes commonly have a normal build and are within normal weight ranges. In addition, there is no family history of relatives with Type 2 diabetes. This is significant because Type 2 diabetes is linked to heredity and common among overweight and obese adults. If you are not overweight and have normal levels of good cholesterol in your body and normal blood pressure, speak with your doctor to help make the right diagnosis and identify the right treatment.

Read more: Signs & Symptoms of Type 1.5 Diabetes | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6031070_signs-sympto...

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