Are you having trouble navigating the maze surrounding diabetes? One of these is now called diabetes 1.5, but it is also known as slow onset type 1 diabetes or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults or LADA. But according to a recent article in Diabetes Forecast, the magazine of the American Diabetes Association, “scientists have identified several other diabetes subtypes beyond types 1 and 2. The correlations between uric acid levels and triglycerides, BMI, systolic blood pressure, albumin excretion rate, C-peptide, creatinine clearance, HDL-cholesterol and HbA1c remained significant in a multiple regression analysis after adjustment for age, sex and duration of diabetes. Many years ago, the terms that were available to subdivide the different kinds of diabetes were terribly confusing to researchers, patients, and physicians. Currently the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) spends about £75m (€97.93m) a year on drugs to help regulate the blood glucose levels of people with type-2 diabetes, not to mention the cost of invasive and potentially risky surgical operations such as gastric banding and bypasses to help patients lose weight rapidly. Adjusted odds ratios for developing diabetes for quartile extremes were 1.9 (95% CI 1.6-2.3) for raised white-cell count, 1.3 (1.0-1.5) for low serum albumin, and 1.2 (1.0-1.5) for raised fibrinogen.
Falzone was just 14 years old when she passed away from complications with what turned out to be type 1 diabetes.