When Mike Davies was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 56, everyone assumed it was type 2 diabetes. Mike had developed the classic symptoms: An unquenchable thirst, a constant need to visit the men’s room and a feeling his eyesight was deteriorating.
After months of being on an insulin regime for type 2 diabetes, there was little improvement of his condition. He lost 4 stone within about four months, he felt unwell and drained of energy. Only after additional testing did doctors realise that Mike actually had type 1 diabetes and needed a completely different treatment.