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Question:

From India:

What are indications for a type 2 diabetic to become type 1?

Answer:

Patients with type 2 diabetes do not necessarily transform into type 1 diabetes. However, as patients have type 2 diabetes for longer periods of time, they lose beta cell mass and the ability to respond with a vigorous insulin response. Still, this does not mean they have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes results in no insulin being secreted and can be associated with several autoimmune markers measured in the blood. The most common of these markers is the anti-GAD antibody.

JTL

DTQ-20090205215240
Original posting 12 Feb 2009
Posted to Type 2 and Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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