My father was admitted to the hospital last week with a severe kidney infection, he is almost 82. When talking with the Doctors and Nurses he wanted to make sure they knew that he was one of three children and both siblings had diabetes, and he has three children that are also diabetic. When asked by the attending Dr. what type we had he told her type one but it was adult onset type 1. She actually tried to argue with him and doubted that anyone over 20 could be diagnosed anything but type 2…wish I had been there!
Glad to know at least my Dad has been listening.My brothers both refuse to see an endocrinologist. One tries every fad that comes along, blood cleansing, specially treated water, you name it. The other one doesn’t want to believe (or care) that there is a difference.