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VIDEO: Physicians, parents must be aware of type 1 diabetes signs before DKA

SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, speaks with Tom Karlya, father of two children with type 1 diabetes, creator of www.DiabetesDad.org, a syndicated column, and vice president of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, about misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Increasingly, diagnosis is made only when a child presents with diabetic ketoacidosis.

“You can’t fix the problem until you first admit that there is one,” Karlya said. Glu T1D Exchange has begun a larger study based on an informal survey Karlya conducted to quantify the number of missed diagnoses. For more information on the survey, go to www.DiabetesDad.org .

 

SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, speaks with Tom Karlya, father of two children with type 1 diabetes, creator of www.DiabetesDad.org, a syndicated column, and vice president of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, about misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Increasingly, diagnosis is made only when a child presents with diabetic ketoacidosis.

“You can’t fix the problem until you first admit that there is one,” Karlya said. Glu T1D Exchange has begun a larger study based on an informal survey Karlya conducted to quantify the number of missed diagnoses. For more information on the survey, go to www.DiabetesDad.org .

 

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