The case of a misdiagnosed diabetes
Did you know that twenty percent (one fifth) of people who carry the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes do not actually have type 2 diabetes?
JR was a 37 year old who, during hospitalisation for a car accident, was found to have high blood sugars. On discharge from the hospital he was told to change his diet and lose weight. Over the next year his blood sugar control continued to deteriorate, his GP referred him to GPSI diabetes.
After hearing his personal and family history it became clear that JR did not have type 2 diabetes. Blood tests confirmed the suspicion. JR had Late Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult.
JR was switched onto a more appropriate management regime and today, JR's diabetes is well controlled.