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Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults

Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults: Introduction

Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults: Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a genetically-linked, hereditary autoimmune disorder that results in the body mistaking the pancreas as foreign and responding by attacking and destroying the insulin-producing beta islet cells of the pancreas. Simply stated, autoimmune disorders, including LADA, are an "allergy to self.". More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults is available below.

Symptoms of Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults

  • Is between 30 and 50 years old. This is the typical age range, though younger or older adults have also been diagnosed with LADA.
  • Has a lean build or normal to low body mass index .
  • Has not had a significant unexplained weight loss.
  • Does not present with ketoacidosis.
  • Has no known relatives with type 2 diabetes.
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Treatments for Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults

  • LADA often does not require insulin at the time of diagnosis and may even be managed with changes in lifestyle in its early stages. However, some clinicians believe that insulin should be started at onset or as soon as possible, rather than using sulfonylureas or other diabetes pills for initial treatment. It is not clear whether early insulin therapy is of benefit to the remaining beta islet cells
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  • Uncontrolled diabetes results in high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) which over time may cause diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, kidney failure, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), chronic infections and wounds that may not heal, erectile and other urological dysfunction, gastroparesis (delayed emptying of stomach contents), blindness, amputation, lactic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
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