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From Redondo Beach, California, USA:

What would cause insulin resistance in a 34 year old woman with type 1 diabetes that has been under control for four years?


At the risk of heresy, why would you think that a person with type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes could not also develop type 2 diabetes? They are totally different diseases with totally different causes.

Insulin resistance is inherited. People with insulin resistance have a tendency to be overweight with a "pot belly". They have a tendency to hypertension, elevated lipids and also diabetes. Since aging contributes, time is the enemy.

I firmly believe a person can get "both" types of diabetes.


Original posting 11 Oct 2000
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