What Is Atypical Diabetes?
Atypical diabetes is a rarer form of diabetes where patients experience symptoms and health issues that differ from patients with the most common forms of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. These patients have forms of diabetes that are described as atypical. Types of atypical diabetes include monogenic diabetes, mitochondrial and ketosis-prone diabetes, and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.
Atypical diabetes often have a known genetic basis to them, yet patients tend to go untested and unfound due to the tests not being administered. Various episodes of pancreatitis, hepatitis, and the inability to titrate insulin properly are some of the differentiators that make treatment essential for those affected.
Get Help at Michigan Medicine
Members of the Atypical Diabetes Program are highly-specialized in treating diabetes and related conditions. Preventative and long-term treatment strategies, including diabetes and lifestyle education, are uniquely customized to each patient and the symptoms they present.
If you believe that you or someone you know may have atypical diabetes, call our clinic at 734-615-0539.