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There are three main forms of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and genetic diabetes. The treatment for each is very different because they have different causes. It is not always easy for doctors to be able to say for certain what kind of diabetes a person has, especially in adults aged under 50 as the distinction between the types is less clear.
Getting the right diagnosis is important to know what treatment will be most effective. For example, patients with Type 1 diabetes need insulin but most patients with type 2 diabetes may be effectively treated without insulin.
The purpose of this research is to determine whether blood tests can help us improve treatment by identifying which patients have Type 1 diabetes, and will need very early insulin treatment, and which patients are unlikely to need insulin treatment at diagnosis. These tests include antibodies against the cells that make insulin (often seen in Type 1 diabetes), and a new test which assesses genetic risk of diabetes.
This study has now closed to recruitment.
Findings so far:
It was found that there was stronger psychosocial resilience, in terms of glycemic control in adults with recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetes, that tended to weakly increase with age. This is linked to glucose control independently of residual insulin levels.
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