Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 9, 2005
LADA and MODY
Question from New Jersey, USA:
Is it possible for MODY to progress into type 1 diabetes instead of type 2?
MODY is a very specific diagnosis. It is associated with a number of genes. Some centers even look for the gene. I am not able to do so. The real question is the correct diagnosis of MODY, I expect. The other choice is a slowly evolving type 1; LADA is what it is called. It ususally happens in adults, is autoimmune and the term latent is applied as the autoimmune process is very slow. I suspect people who think they have type 2 and progress to needing insulin and are thin, actually have LADA and have had autoimmune diabetes all along.