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  • I am not sure if I am LADA or Type 1. I am not clear what the difference is?
    SHORAN
    SHORAN
    Lada is a diabetes that happens to slimmer people usually from age of 35 upwards - and slowly after 5 years or less after diagnosis ( usually wrongly as a T2 ) your pancreas stops making insulin and to live one now needs injected insulin . You've become a T1.

    Treatment for Lada and T1 is the same.
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    There is no official definition of LADA (or Type 1.5) which is why some doctors avoid using the term and prefer to describe it as a variant of Type 1 diagnosed as an adult.
    is not necessarily something that only happens to slimmer people. I have read reports from people who were assumed to have type 2 because they were overweight and it was later found to be Type 1.
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    The only argument I have seen for a different name is to highlight to doctors that Type 1 can be diagnosed at any age (over 50% of people with Type 1 were diagnosed as adults ). But, once you have the diagnosis, I think it is simpler to just use the term "Type 1". There is no benefit in using a tern which few people understand, especially when we are "fighting" against people assuming diabetes just means type 2.
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