Recent epidemiological data shows that more than half of all new cases of type 1 diabetes occur in adults. Key genetic, immune, and metabolic differences exist between type 1 diabetes in adults and children, many of which are not well understood. This results in a substantial risk of misclassification of diabetes type. Notably, some adults with type 1 diabetes may not require insulin at diagnosis – their clinical phenotype can masquerade as type 2 diabetes, and the consequent misclassification may result in an inappropriate treatment trajectory.
What are your biggest challenges when treating type 1 diabetes? And what assistance do you need to overcome them?
To enhance the provision of your care for people with type 1 diabetes, tune in to this enlightening Journal Club, in which we will mull over the current understanding of type 1 diabetes, and unanswered questions in this field.