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[IP] Type 1.5 or LADA

There's now a ADA recognized category of diabetes called LADA - latent
auto-immune diabetes of adulthood.  These folks have the antibodies of Type
1 DM - but for some reason, they seem to affect the beta cells that produce
iinsulin more gradually than they do in kids.  Often times, the honeymoon
(ie, still insulin producing ) time lasts a lot longer.  Since they're NOT
type 2's, ie, no insulin resistance, most of the oral meds don't work well
at all.  I kind of like the name - it sounds like something from Startrek,
doesn't it?  Better than Type Wierd, Natalie?

Nancy Morgan

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