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  1. Melitta
    Melitta October 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for posting this, Amy. Misdiagnosis of adult-onset Type 1 diabetes as Type 2 diabetes is such a huge problem! The numbers with LADA are higher than 10% of diabetes–it’s actually 10% of “Type 2″ diabetics who are antibody-positive and in fact have Type 1/LADA. In the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), which looked at tight control in 5,000 Type 2 diabetics, 10% of the people diagnosed with Type 2 were antibody positive and in fact had Type 1 (and weren’t eligible for a Type 2 study). Adult-onset Type 1 diabetes is far more common than childhood-onset Type 1 diabetes.

  2. T1 in Boston
    T1 in Boston October 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm | | Reply

    Makes me wonder if my ancestors (grandpa and great grandpa) who had Type II (or, at least got db as older adults) may have had LADA, since at least my grampa took insulin (via glass syringe that he boiled). I am the only juvenile-onset db in my family line, but there’s lots of Type II, er, LADA???

    Thx for posting this.

  3. Laura
    Laura October 19, 2010 at 9:49 am | | Reply

    So I wonder if I am considered a LADA since I was diagnosed at the age of 28? I was put on insulin right away but when I saw your post I wondered if the age means I am LADA? Thanks

  4. Anne Findlay
    Anne Findlay October 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | | Reply

    What I wonder is if the there is any difference in the etiology between type 1 and LADA. I don’t quite understand why people don’t just call it type 1. Does a “LADA” or “type 1.5″-like disease progression occur in kids/teenagers? Or are more adults just inaccurately diagnosed with type 2 because it is the more common type of adult-onset diabetes?

  5. Bob Cavagnaro
    Bob Cavagnaro March 2, 2011 at 9:19 am | | Reply

    Thank you for getting this information out as my business blog covers health and wellness issues. I’m a type 1 diabetci and the more information of this quality the better for all of us.

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