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"‘Type 3c Diabetes’ May Be More Common Than Type 1" - Andrew Stewart, MD

  • Healio
  • New York, NY
  • (November 07, 2017)

Diabetes most often results from one of two conditions. The most common is type 2 diabetes – formerly “adult onset” diabetes, due to a combination of insulin resistance and pancreatic beta cell failure. This accounts for some 26 million people in the United States. The second most common is type 1 diabetes, which accounts for some 2.5 million people in the United States. “The article makes many important points. First, it reminds patients and physicians that there are still other less common forms of diabetes, that despite their relative rarity, are still encountered because of the marked prevalence of all forms of diabetes, a prevalence that is increasing throughout the world,” said Andrew Stewart, MD, director of the diabetes, obesity, and metabolism institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  “One final take-home message or mislabeling less common diabetes subtypes such as pancreatitis-related diabetes, the two common subtypes of diabetes are often confused as well. It is always interesting, and often helpful to the patient, to take a deeper diagnostic dive.” 

- Andrew Stewart, MD, Director of the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine

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