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Diabetes condition. Taking istamet 50. High sugar levels. Family history of diabetes. Classify as type one or type two diabetes?

how do we classify type I and type II diabetes , since I am 25 now and from past 4 years I am having diabetes also my father, grand father also have diabetes. I am not using any medicines(maintained diet and exercise) since past 4 years and just now I started Istamet 50/500mg. My sugar levels are 180 fasting and 250 after lunch with in 90 mins.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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There are all the chances that you may be having TYPE 1 diabetes called as LATENT IMMUNE DIABETES OF ADULTS( LADA ) and is generally misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes initially.
LADA is also called as diabetes type 1.5 and is a hereditary immune disorder where body mistakes pancreas as foreign and starts destroying it.
There are various tests which can be done to differentiate between type 1 or 2 diabetes.These are
Insulin cell antibody test( ICA )
Islet Cell IgG Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies tests

You must Consult a diabetologist and get the required investigations and diagnosis made so that a proper treatment can be instituted.

Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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