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DEFINITION

  • Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults
  • Slowly developing type 1 diabetes, often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes, that progresses relatively quickly to insulin dependence as pancreatic beta cell failure progresses
  • Also called "slowly progressing insulin-dependent diabetes", "type 2 diabetes with islet autoantibodies", and "type 1.5 diabetes"

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Last updated: January 27, 2015