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Type 1 diabetes: a tricky diagnosis
The disease can emerge at any age, and thousands of people are misdiagnosed with Type 2 when they actually have Type 1.
Dr. Irl Hirsch, a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has described the misdiagnosis of adult-onset type 1 diabetes as an “epidemic.” He blames physicians' lack of awareness and medical training as the reason for so many misdiagnoses.
And, he said, accompanying frustration stems from the fact that a simple blood test can detect antibodies associated with type 1 diabetes.