Diabetes News Hound ran an article today about Type 1.5 (LADA) and how the disease differs from the more common Type 1 and Type 2 forms of the disease. Do you have anything to add to this list? Check out the article here.
Hi Christopher: It is good to bring attention to adult-onset Type 1 diabetes! Thanks. A few comments: some of the LADA’s here on tudiabetes have some insulin resistance, but most of us are insulin sensitive. Many of us had fairly rapid onset and did not respond successfully to oral diabetes medications (which are appropriate for Type 2 diabetes, a different disease). A point of clarification: LADA is most certainly not new. I have a 1953 book on diabetes that clearly describes LADA, and states that [LADA] is about three times more common than childhood onset Type 1 diabetes. The book “Type 1 Diabetes in Adults” (2008) also states that LADA is two to three times more common than childhood onset Type 1 diabetes. Sadly, I think that organizations such as JDRF put so much emphasis on “the poor children who need to be cured of Type 1” that the vast majority of Type 1s (adults) are neglected and often receive inappropriate treatment.