How long will my body continue to produce insulin if I have LADA?

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No one can predict exactly how long a person with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) will continue to produce insulin. The crucial task for the doctor is not to miss a LADA diagnosis. And once LADA is diagnosed, the doctor should recognize that some people with LADA require insulin, and will respond best to a basal-bolus (or pump) approach. Although given that people with LADA may have features of type 2 as well, they may benefit from concurrent treatment with various oral medicines.

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