Following Twitch's reply to the "little difference of opinions" Activity and i had about whether Twitch had type 1 or type 2, it turned out she has.... 1.5.
Taaaadaaaa both where right, sort'a, was my first reaction.
But, what is LADA, type 1½?
As the spelled out name indicates, it is autoimmune, thus closer to 1 (sorry....). However because the antibodies that destroy the Beta cells are less numerous for LADA then for type 1 patients, LADA is often initially mistaken as type 2. And this is were This post actually might be important. If LADA patients are treated with insulin from the moment they are diagnosed rather after the oral meds don't work anymore and they are forced to the beta cells can last much longer.
Here is the link to the webpage i "educated" myslelf on: diabetesforecast.org/2010/m...