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5 things you probably don’t know about diabetes

There is an excessive amount of information to digest regarding diabetes, whether you have it yourself or play a role in caring for someone who does.

The more you absorb, however, the more you begin to understand about the disease, and as your knowledge grows so does your comprehension of how diabetes is managed.

There are some things about diabetes that will you surprise you, though.

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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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