Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults Summary

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults is dead serious: the condition is associated with the same problems as Type 2  and Type 1 Diabetes – stroke, heart troubles and foot problems. LADA is different from Type 1 Diabetes and much different from the Type 2. With LADA, many people are thin or average weight, although some individuals may be overweight or minimally obese. Contrary to the popular belief, some individuals having LADA do have family history of Type 2 Diabetes. Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults is strongly associated with insulin resistance. The American Diabetes Association are not exactly helping – those people classify LADA as being a division of Type 1 Diabetes, which is wrong. Latent Autoimmune is an entirely separate disease from Type 1. The treatment of LADA begins with oral medications – Metformin, Glyburide, Januvia or Byetta. Also, for some overweight people, weight loss is optional – weight management is rather helpful. In other words – Latent Autoimmune Diabetes begins with treatment similar to that of Type 2 Diabetes; after three to twelve years, however, an individual with LADA will eventually need to use insulin. Actual Type 2 Diabetics only rarely use insulin. LADA is really not as well known as the more famous types for Diabetes, though Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults usually affects  people between age 20 and 79 years past their birth. We need better information on Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults than we have right now. Like all other Diabetes, individuals who have LADA should exercise, eat correct, watch their feet and never go barefoot. Also, please avoid wearing certain sandals, particularly flip flops, and most certainly avoid high heels – those kinds of shoes will not help your feet. You can, however, wear ballet flats, penny loafers, moccasin shoes, mules or espadrilles – you don’t have to always use tennis shoes. Always consult your doctor, though about what shoes you might be able to wear, and about exercise plans.