Archive - November 2011

Check your LADA

This is the story of me and my LADA.  No, not the car: LADA is “Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults”.  It isn’t very well known.  Sometimes it’s called Type 1.5, or adult-onset Type 1.  It’s something that people need to be more aware of, because a lot of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, actually are suffering from LADA.  Which is unfortunate, because the treatment is different, and the right treatment might make a real difference if you’re diagnosed with LADA early enough.  I was very lucky (or maybe just pushy), but I was diagnosed with LADA five years ago, and my condition is still stable.

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