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How does LADA differ from other types of diabetes?

Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) -- sometimes called type 1.5 -- is considered to be closer in nature to type 1 than type 2 diabetes because people with LADA have the antibodies characteristic of type 1 in their blood. People with LADA tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than people with type 2. They are also less likely to be able to manage their blood sugar levels with diet changes and oral medications.

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