From Brooklyn, New York, USA:
I've heard that there are some overweight people who develop type 1 diabetes. Are there any overweight adults who turn out to have Late Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults instead of type 2?
There can be. These individuals generally have a family history of diabetes, are overweight, and have a poor response to the implementation of oral hypoglycemic agents. Special screening tests can be performed to answer this question. Just like anything, there are cases that fit the usual scenario and there are variations from the norm. This would be a variation from the usual situation. It would not be unusual for patients to be diagnosed with Late-onset Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA) after first being treated for type 2 diabetes.
Original posting 5 Mar 2003
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
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