There are several people I have run across that got seriously permanently sick from the drugs they gave them when they misdiagnosed them as a type 2. I was lucky as the drugs they tried made me sick almost immediately so they put me on insulin fairly soon. It took a switch of doctors to get properly diagnosed. I don't get why this is so rampant of a problem, how many DKA's could be avoided or just in general better health being treated right at the beginning? I think the medical profession is really slacking off on informing doctors and nurses on the issue when they have the solve on hand and it's an easy solve. It's just an information issue for a pretty significant number of people.