When was the last time you heard a “diabeetus” joke? The answer is likely all too recent. Type 2 Diabetes is an extremely stigmatized condition — the majority of Type 2 diabetes patients report feeling stigma. The public perceives Type 2 diabetes as a self-inflicted disease, worthy of derision. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals also feel this way.
Nearly 10% of adults worldwide are diabetic, and the rate is increasing. Now, some remarkable findings could have the medical community offering five or more custom treatments for it. New research shows diabetes, traditionally known as Type 1 or 2, is at least five separate disorders.