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Old 06-18-2018, 21:08   #1
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I had my appointment with the ophthalmologist - I usually see him twice a year. I used to get really nervous before seeing him fearing the worse in regard to the health of my retinas etc having lived with diabetes for so long - but my eyes continue to be good - my ophthalmologist commented that I likely have a completely different kind of diabetes than many of his patients and once we have a better understanding of the genetic mutations that cause different types of type 1 we will likely have several similar but also different conditions that fall under that diabetes umbrella with different forms of treatment.

I asked if he thought we would see it in our lifetime - he shrugged his shoulders and said he didn't know. I really like this guy - he's honest and if he doesn't know he tells ya as much. I'm lucky to have found him.

Anyway - I ramble - all told - good news - good retinas no DR. Laser

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Excellent news. Thanks for sharing.

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That's great. Maybe now you can relax a bit and not be so nervous.

That's an interesting theory about variations of T1 diabetes - and I wouldn't be surprised if he was spot on. I'm sure T2 has variations as well.

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Great news, rs!

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Here are the 5 groupings of diabetes. (surprised to see LADA or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults or type 1.5 not listed or MODY)

MODY is often referred to as "monogenic diabetes"to distinguish it from the more common types of diabetes (especially type 1 and type 2), which involve more complex combinations of causes involving multiple genes and environmental factors.

https://www.thediabetescouncil.com/m...he-young-mody/

Analyzing data from the records of 15,000 people across five patient registries, the researchers behind the new study, which was lead by scientists from Lund University, found that the disease can actually be grouped into five distinct clusters, according to variables such as Body Mass Index (BMI), age of diagnosis, and degree of insulin resistance:

Severe Autoimmune Diabetes, which overlaps with Type 1 diabetes, and is “characterized by early-onset disease, relatively low BMI, poor metabolic control, insulin deficiency, and presence of antibodies”;

Severe Insulin-Deficient Diabetes (SIDD), which is similar to the first cluster, without the presence of antibodies;

Severe Insulin-Resistant Diabetes (SIRD), marked by “insulin resistance and high BMI”;

Mild Obesity-Related Diabetes (MOD), “characterized by obesity but not by insulin resistance”; and

Mild Age-Related Diabetes (MARD): which is similar to diabetes of the fourth cluster (MOD), but found in patients older than those i
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link below from June 17 2018
https://qz.com/1220918/there-may-be-...-lancet-study/

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Easy way to remember the 5 clusters of diabetes is to use names like:

SAD - Severe Autoimmune Diabetes
SIDD - Severe Insulin-Deficient Diabetes
SIRD - Severe Insulin-Resistant Diabetes
MOD - Mild Obesity-Related Diabetes
MARD - Mild Age-Related Diabetes

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I placed an incorrect link 2 posts above, see link below for study

link below from June 17 2018
https://qz.com/1220918/there-may-be-...-lancet-study/

EDIT: I corrected the link in the above post. VeeJay

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I recently relocated to the midwest, have my first visit with my ophthalmologist. My old ophthalmologist was great and a pioneer in ths field. But he's 10 hours away, so I opted for a local one

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