There is a Third Type of Diabetes and it is making it harder for people to identify the types of diabetes

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Often, when a person gets diagnose with diabetes, most people would either think that it is either type 1 or type 2. However, nowadays, it is more complicated than that since there is a third type of diabetes and what is worst is that some people might think of it as type 2 diabetes.   That is the danger since the new type of diabetes can’t be treated like type 2 diabetes.  If you treated it with the same treatment as that of type 2 then you are only making it worst. Type 3c diabetes occurs as a result of pancreatic inflammation, abnormal growth of tissue on the organ or surgically removing part or all of the tissue, which affects the body’s ability to produce insulin.

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There is a third type of diabetes. This leads for most people getting misdiagnose.

According to the study by the journal Diabetes Care, those people suffering from pancreatic disease can easily be mistaken as that of suffering from type 2. And that is where most of the problem starts since the third one shouldn’t be treated like the first and second type of diabetes. Someone who is suffering from type 3c diabetes would immediately require a dosage of insulin in their body.

According to the new statistics, .8 million people in England aged over 16 have diabetes, which is around nine per cent of the adult population in the world. Scientists said this places a “tremendous burden” on the NHS, with an estimated £14billion spent a year on treating the illness and its complications.

Experts from the University of Surrey examined the patient medical records of more than two million Brits to assess the frequency of different types of diabetes and the accuracy of diagnosis.

Reports say that around 97.3 per cent of people who have previously experienced pancreatic disease could have been misdiagnosed, most commonly with Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes happens when the body isn’t capable of producing enough insulin for the body. It means that there are sugar in the blood and this create a problem since it makes the patient even weaker and susceptible to even greater diseases.

Most of the time it is diagnose among middle-aged men and older people.  Most people would immediately think that only those fat people can suffer from this, but that isn’t the case.

However, the third type happens after the pancreas got damage. It is also known as “pancreatogenic diabetes” or “diabetes of the exocrine pancreas”.

Senior author Professor Simon de Lusignan said: “Greater awareness of Type 3c diabetes within the medical profession is required immediately to improve management of this disease, which now has a higher incidence than Type 1 diabetes in adults.

“Our research shows that the majority of people with Type 3c diabetes are being misdiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, putting both their short and long term health at risk.

“Diabetes and its complications place a tremendous burden on the NHS and it is important that patients are diagnosed quickly and correctly, helping them get the specific care they need.

“This builds on our previous work that suggests that failure to flag the right diagnosis is associated with lower quality care.”