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Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes - Misdiagnosis

Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes can be life-threatening and even deadly. Too many children and adults are going undiagnosed all because they thought they had a simple cold or flu virus.

Statistics show, when people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, 42% of these people are in Diabetic Ketoacidosis, a life-threatening and sometimes deadly complication of Diabetes.

What this means is better education and awareness is needed on this life-threatening autoimmune disease.

Healthcare Providers must be better educated on Type 1 Diabetes in order to properly diagnosis T1D in a timely manner. Sometimes it takes two or three visits to an HCP before the proper diagnosis is given. In some cases, a one-day delay in diagnosing a person with T1D can be the difference between life and death. We

want to put an end to people dying due to a missed diagnosis.

Know the signs and symptoms and help save lives, maybe even your own!

  • Extreme Thirst

  • Frequent Urination (sometimes exhibited by bedwetting, heavy diaper)

  • Weakness/Fatigue

  • Sudden Weight Loss (even though food is consumed)

  • Increased Appetite

  • Irritability/Mood Changes

  • Sudden Vision Changes

  • Fruity Odor on Breath

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Heavy, Labored Breathing

  • Drowsiness/Unconsciousness

Seek immediate care if multiple symptoms occur, it may be DKA which can be fatal. Ask your doctor to do a simple finger stick blood test to rule out Type 1 Diabetes.