From Cupertino, California, USA:
I am 27 years old, athletic (former college wrestler), and have never been overweight at any point in my life, but several months ago, I was diagnosed with either type 2 diabetes or MODY. I am still confused with my diagnosis, as well as the importance of knowing the difference. In addition, recently I was diagnosed with hypogonadism (low testosterone levels). Is this connected with diabetes or vice a versa? My doctor suggests they are not, but they both surfaced at the same time.
Given your physical stature and hypogonadism, it is also possible that you are in the early stages of developing Late-onset Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA). To screen for this, you can ask to have antibody testing for ICA 512/IA2, GAD 65, and insulin autoantibodies.
The bottom line, however, is: It really doesn't make much difference what kind of diabetes you have, as long as you're on top things and stay in control. SS]
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
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