Can a person have all 3 types of diabetes at

Patient

Q: Can a person have all 3 types of diabetes at the same time? Someone just told me they have all 3 types and I don't think that was possible.

Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
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A person usually has either Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes. They were earlier known as Insulin-dependent and Non-Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

However, one who in on oral medication for diabetes can later require Insulin without having Type 1 Diabetes.
The 3rd common one is Diabetes Insipidus, that is totally different from the above two.
I hope this helps.
Stay Healthy.

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