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Re: [IP] (no subject)/adult onset juvenile diabetes

Mine was dxed as adult onset juvenile diabetes in 1976 and I didn't get a
gad test. I was also age 36. And guess what! My endo says yup I have type 1.
Only by now I probably have type 2 also. (my guess) I reckon there are more
of us around as I've never been first at very many things.
Best wishes with the pump Paula. I wish I had known about them years ago.
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Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:41 PM
Subject: [IP] (no subject)

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> I have a similiar situation to your friend - I am 36 and was just
> as Type 1.  As my physician explained to me, the definition of Type 1 is
> it is an autoimmune disease in which the patient's body attacks the
>  insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Type 2 is when the body's cells
>  resistant to the insulin their body is still producing either normally or
> reduced
> quantities.
> My "type" was confirmed by a blood test which identifies the presence of
>  specific antibodies to the islet cells - I think it is called a GAD test.
> this type of diabetes does usually affect much younger patients whose
> systems are still in the developmental stages, I'm living proof it can
> develop in adults.
> Hope this helps.
> Paula - diagnosed 6 weeks ago - pump on order
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