Are you misdiagnosing Type 3 c Diabetes as Type 1 or Type 2?
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Physicians in Hyderabad, while stressing the need for diabetics to keep their doctor appointments, have pointed out that the diabetes type-3c may often go undiagnosed in adults.

Diabetes type-3c, also commonly referred to as diabetes of exocrine pancreas, is a consequence of damage to the pancreas that produces insulin. If a diabetic’s pancreatitis goes undetected, it is possible that a misdiagnosis can occur. If such patients fail to follow up on their treatment, continue to be treated as type-2 cases, increasing risk of organ damage, besides missing out on treatment necessary for pancreas as Type-3c diabetes treatment often needs insulin administration, unlike type-2 diabetes that is treated with medications to overcome insulin resistance in the body. If high levels of blood sugar do not respond as expected to treatment for type-2 diabetes, subsequent assessments can show a physician if the problem lies in the pancreas. If imaging and blood tests reveal pancreas insufficiency, a diagnosis of type-3c may be made.

Since then Type-3c diabetes requires certain criterion to be fulfilled which can only be assessed during a series of check-ups after diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, the scope for missing type-3c diabetes is greatly reduced when a patient follows up on treatment...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/the-lurking-danger-of-type-3c-diabetes/article19945817.ece
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