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Diabetes Watch Blog: The Treat Of 'Double Diabetes' In America

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Nov 22, 2005

The Treat Of 'Double Diabetes' In America

The Treat Of 'Double Diabetes' In America
The obesity epidemic appears to be fueling a hybrid type of diabetes that affects adults and children, increasing the devastating complications of diabetes.

In America a patient who is usually overweight comes in to the doctor's office with all the symptoms of obesity-linked type-2 diabetes. Many of these patients also have a rarer type-1 form of diabetes as well.

Dr. Francine Kaufman, past president of the American Diabetes Association and head of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles calls this hybrid diabetes or double diabetes and a growing number of patients are being diagnosed with this hybrid. The phenomenon of "double diabetes" is increasing as per Dr. Kaufman.

The link between type-2 diabetes and obesity is well proven, but now the researchers are suggesting obesity that may also trigger late-onset of type-1 diabetes.

Kaufman said that the treatment for double diabetes might be more complicated than that provided to patients with type-1 or type-2 alone. Both insulin and pills may be needed for patients of double diabetes.

Of course, prevention remains the best answer to fighting this disease. As For parents, this means "trying to have your child keep to as close a healthy weight as possible, eating appropriate foods in appropriate quantities, and being active," Kaufman said.

JoAnn      Return to Diabetes Blog Main

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Type-2 Diabetes
Type-2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for 90% of cases diabetes. This disease affects nearly 17 million Americans and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Even though 17 million Americans have type-2 diabetes only half of these people are aware that they have diabetes. The death rate in patients with diabetes may be up to 11 times higher than in persons without the disease. The occurrence of diabetes in persons 45 to 64 years of age is 7 percent, but the proportion increases significantly in persons 65 years of age or older. Type-2 diabetes accounts for more than 90% of all diabetes worldwide.

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