double diabetes


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double diabetes

A colloquial term for hybrid diabetes, also called type 3 diabetes or type 1 and a half diabetes.
See also: diabetes
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Twenty percent of 24 children with double diabetes (defined here as obese with diabetes antibodies) were positive for thyroid antibodies, as were 21% of 117 children with type 1 diabetes (lean with diabetes antibodies).
Workers in the field have used a variety of designations for this, including "hybrid diabetes," "double diabetes," "type 1.5," and "type 3."