Have you ever noticed that when an adult over 40 starts on both meal-time and long-acting insulin, they will refuse to acknowledge that they could possibly have developed type 1 diabetes? Since most of those patients will never see an endocrinologist and have an antibody test, they will never really know for sure.
This week, in our Clinical Text, we start to discuss the Molecular Genetics of Type 1. Just reading the first paragraph of this excerpt could change the way you talk to those patients. It is likely worth printing out the first paragraph and handing to your patients.