You'll probably think I'm kind of "lacking in diabetes intelligence"...but...what "OTHER" types of diabetes are there besides: TYPE 1, TYPE 2, GESTATIONAL, TYPE 1.5, and PRE-DIABETES? Thanx.....

(I'm Type 2 and have been for almost 11 yrs.....and I had GESTATIONAL during my last pregnancy....20 yrs ago!)


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Comment by tmana on June 10, 2009 at 5:44am
There is the type that is caused by having one's pancreas removed surgically for other reasons (ask Landileigh about that). That means you make no insulin, but you don't have the antibodies that a Type 1 or Type 1.5 has.

There are several types of MODY. MODY is a monogenetic (one gene) type of diabetes. Some of these genes result in the islets being a bit "slow" and needing mild stimulation from an insulin secretagogue; others have different effects (ask Jenny (Diabetes Update, Blood Sugar 101) about MODY!); each different type of MODY requires different treatment.

There are also conditions that are not necessarily called "prediabetes" but probably should be (or rather, "prediabetes" and "type 2 diabetes" should be called these, in different degrees, as well): impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and insulin resistance (IR). If diagnosed early, these usually respond to diet, exercise, and oral medications.
Comment by Michele McWilliams on June 10, 2009 at 11:45am
tmana, Thanx for the info! Do endo's usually tret for those (Obviously not when the pancreas is removed)..but the other cases? And thanx for the time you took to answer me! I appreciate it.
Comment by tmana on June 12, 2009 at 7:01am
I would think endos would treat MODY (all types), but usually IGT, IR, and other below the clinical-diagnosis-as-diabetes-level are treated by the PCP.


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