I think many are diabetic younger...it just isnt noticed until later maybe. I was diagnosed at age 16.
Yes, I dont have antibodies. I was *blessed* instead with extreme insulin resistance. My pancreas overworked itself to death (literally) trying to keep up. Of course, hammering it for years with pancreas stimulating drugs made it work even more into overdrive until my poor islet cells just finally gave up the ghost. According to my last c-peptide I am still producing a scant amount of insulin, but not enough to survive on with just basal body requirements.Hi Onaughmae, did they do tests (like GAD antibody test) to confirm that you are type 2 and not type 1? Doctors normally tend to consider a 16 year diabetic as type 1 and proceed with type 1 treatment. Only really good doctors would go beyond this to find out if their young patient is type 1 or type 2. I think you were fortunate to have a good doctor.