Is LADA = Type 1.5?
I don’t want to start a “word war” but I think clarity helps when talking to doctors. The issue might be how Dr’s discuss Diabetes in other countries or just a great deal of confusion due to the limited % of LADAs. I just want to discuss what others have heard from their experiences as there are >100 members on this forum and >200 tu-d members listed as T1.5.
To step in it… (so to speak)
I somewhat disagree with Manny’s video and the notion that LADA and T1.5 are the same. I’m in Chicago and go to a great endo that usually spends all the time I request. I asked about T1.5 and he stated (not in quotes as it’s not word for word):
LADA is 99% T1. T1 can arrive slowly or quickly. T1 has no clear path before someone loses all beta cell production. For adults is seems slower than children but that is even hard to prove.
T1.5: Is (in his words) people that exhibit BOTH symptoms of poor insulin production AND reception as in T2. T1.5 can be difficult to treat
IMHO - I have T1. Just because I got it late in life is either good or bad luck depending on your view of the world. My C-Pep and Anti-G are enough for me.
Others please feel free to comment.