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What is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)?

Discovered relatively recently, latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) -- sometimes called type 1.5 -- accounts for an estimated 10% of people with diabetes. LADA has been characterized as a slowly progressing version of type 1, with insulin dependence usually developing over a period of about six years (rather than the immediate dependence at the time of diagnosis seen in people with type 1). Research into the definition and development of LADA is ongoing.

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