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Type 2 Can you?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by spage, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. spage

    spage LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Can you develop type 1 diabetes at 27?
     
  2. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, but you can certainly develop LADA at a more advanced age. See the section below.
     
  3. miahara

    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, even infants can have it.
     
  4. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Allegedly 1 in 5 T1s are diagnosed after the age of 40.
    So yes, you can.
    Diagnosis at 27 will be assumed to be T1 but you can also develop T2 at a surprisingly early age.

    Early onset and late onset are no longer an accurate guide.

    I note that you classify yourself as T2.
    Typo in the original question, or are you between diagnoses and wondering which you are?
     
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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Yes, you can. Even people in their 40s and even into later life are diagnosed as T1. As to how long their bodies have been able to compensate comes into question.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I did.:)
     
  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    It has been known.. I was chatting to a woman at work last week, who's daughter was diagnosed a couple of years back in her mid/late twenties..

    It happens.!
     
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    Grateful Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a first cousin who was diagnosed with Type 1 ... at the age of 27.
     
  9. KitSileya

    KitSileya Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The husband of a colleague developed T1 at 37, so at 27 it is a definite possibility.
     
  10. spage

    spage LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I’m in between. Was diagnosed this week with type 2 but because they are so high I needed another blood test as he think I could be type 1 but my friend that’s a nurse said there is no way I can be a type 1 as born with it but google and docs said about it so wasn’t sure. Thankyou all. I had gestational diabetes last year and was insulin dependent but hoping the results are straight forward so can move forward in the right direction x
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You aren't born with type 1. That's nonsense. Type 1 is an autoimmune immune disease that can develop at any age.

    A history of gestational diabetes puts you at increased risk of type 2, because it shows that you are prone to hormonal insulin resistance.

    How long ago was the pregnancy? Have you been having the advised post gestational diabetes follow ups with hba1c? What did they show? It is possible the GD was misdiagnosed & was actually type 1 but the birth + breast feeding allowed a strong honeymoon.

    High blood sugar doesn't distinguish between type 1 and type 2. The tests to distinguish between types would be cpeptide and gad tests.
     
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    Wowsap18482 · Member

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    Yes anyone can develop type 1 diabetes at any age
     
  13. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Brother in law dignosed at 40.
     
  14. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I became LADA at 50 years old.
     
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    06smg02 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have I’m 27 and was diagnosed 8 weeks ago after I had mumps. I was diagnosed with severe DKA in October and subsequently told I was now a type 1 diabetic.
     
  16. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I developed Type 1 at 27 also. I was told at one of my appointments that around half of T1 diagnosis occur in adulthood.
     
  17. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Yes.
     
  18. spage

    spage LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou for your reply. My boy is now 13 months old. At my 6 week check after he was born they said it had cleared. This all came about on my yearly checks. I had my random check then got told they were high and that I need to do a fasting blood. A week later (Thursday last week) I get a phone call to say I need a urgent appointment with the docs and that’s where they said and then the next day I had another blood test to check for type 1. Seeing doc this Wednesday so will no for sure. You have been very helpful.
     
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