>Caucasians with Type 2 diabetes are typically overweight, older, and have a strong family history of the disease. Caucasians with Type 1 diabetes usually present with the opposite characteristics. But, in many cases, Asian Americans with Type 2 diabetes are young and have a normal body weight, causing difficulties in differentiating the two types.
>There are also some differences in the presentation of Type 1 diabetes in Asian Americans – Caucasians show strong evidence of autoimmunity against beta cells, whereas Asian Americans only display less than 50 percent of time.
So my understanding from reading this is that diabetes is a disease that continues to confound researchers. Is is any wonder why I am starting to feel that the cure may not come in my lifetime?
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