LADA or Type 1.5 diabetes in adults
- 15 December 2014
If you are diagnosed as an adult, it's quite common for doctors to assume that you have Type 2 diabetes, BUT adults can also get Type 1 at ANY age and, since the 1970s, they are also now being recognised and diagnosed as having what's known as LADA or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. Some people also call it Type 1.5 diabetes! Here is an article that explains what it is - if you are diagnosed Type 2 and need insulin quite quickly following diagnosis, it's worth reading this and talking to your doctor about it.