Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, and a significant proportion is diagnosed during adulthood. Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA) is the diagnostic term applied when type 1 diabetes develops in adults; it has a slower onset than the same condition in children. Given this difference, some use the unofficial term "type 1.5 diabetes" for this condition. Adults with LADA are frequently initially misdiagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, based on age rather than cause
Weight loss surgery in those with obesity and type two diabetes is often an effective measure. Many are able to maintain normal blood sugar levels with little or no medications following surgery and long-term mortality is decreased. There is, however, a short-term mortality risk of less than 1% from the surgery. The body mass index cutoffs for when surgery is appropriate are not yet clear. It is recommended that this option be considered in those who are unable to get both their weight and blood sugar under control.
Chuck Kremin left because of his diabetes and the fact that his wife was afraid of ghosts. — Los Angeles Times, "Gold Point, Nev., has a population of 6. One of them runs the inn. It’s not exactly his calling," 5 Aug. 2019 It is considered a key contributor to life-threatening conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. — Maryann Struman, Detroit Free Press, "Obesity expert Stephen O'Rahilly to receive $100K Taubman Prize for Excellence," 16 July 2019 Pyle missed only five of 126 possible games in his nine years with the Bears despite needing halftime insulin injections to regulate his diabetes. — Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 66, Mike Pyle," 1 July 2019 Leal has learned the same lesson about managing his diabetes. — Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "A ‘scary disease’: Children with Type 2 diabetes suffer from advanced complications, study finds," 28 June 2019 He was discharged from the hospital on March 29 after receiving extensive treatment for his diabetes and infection. — Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "He cycled between the streets and ER four times since February. Is this program the answer? | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 Jones actually found out about his diabetes by accident, which isn't uncommon. — Tehrene Firman, Good Housekeeping, "James Earl Jones Discusses His Diabetes for the First Time in Two Decades," 4 Jan. 2018 Paula Deen's recent announcement about her diabetes was a wake-up call for me. — Aarti Sanan, Redbook, "7 Easy Ways to Avoid "Bad" Carbs," 2 Feb. 2012 Licurtis had been given a diagnosis of diabetes, and leaned against a stool for support. — Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, "The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.," 15 July 2019
The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) was a clinical study conducted by the United States National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993. Test subjects all had type 1 diabetes and were randomized to a tight glycemic arm and a control arm with the standard of care at the time; people were followed for an average of seven years, and people in the treatment had dramatically lower rates of diabetic complications. It was as a landmark study at the time, and significantly changed the management of all forms of diabetes.