Double diabetes (diabetes hybrid)

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Type 3 Diabetes, also referred as ‘Doubled Diabetes’ or ‘Hybrid Diabetes’ or ‘Diabetes 1½’, is more fearful disorder than Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. More difficult to diagnose and significantly more challenging to treat, Type 3 Diabetes could hit anyone, irrespective of the age.

Causes and Risk factors

Over the years, the reported cases of Type 3 Diabetes have escalated significantly. In this condition, person also bears the additional symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic conditions. Scientists also believe that Type 3 Diabetes increases the risk of suffering from Alzheimers disease.

Double diabetes is a condition where the patient has symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Double diabetes occurs when a Type 1 diabetic begins having resistance to insulin they are taking to treat their disease. Overweight patients with Type 1 diabetes are at greatest risk of developing this disorder. The disorder generally develops gradually and first manifests itself as an increasing need for more insulin to control the glucose level.

Diagnosis and Treatment

In patients with Type 2 diabetes the disorder is diagnosed by detecting antibodies against the cells in the pancreas that make insulin (beta cells). It is estimated that 15-20% of teens with Type 2 diabetes actually have double diabetes. In patients with Type 1 diabetes maintaining a health weight is the best way to avoid developing this disorder.

More insulin is needed to control the glucose level. The addition of insulin is needed to control the glucose level. Elevated glucose levels cause increased urination (polyuria), increased appetite (polyphagia), increased thirst (polydipsia), blurry vision, fatigue, and weight loss.

Diabetes Type 3 is a newly discovered disease, diagnosis and treatments of which is not available to masses. Scientists and researchers are working on the subject for a major breakthrough in this sphere that can help people struggling with the Type 3 diabetic complications. ...