More on this: Thanks for the info RE: LADA found 12 web pages with "latent autoimmune diabetes in adults" on Yahoo!! http://ink.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=%22latent+autoimmune+diabetes+in+adults%22& hc=0&hs=0 ADA has 4 major classifications: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetescare/supplement199/S5.htm see table 1 there are 2 subgroups for type 1: immune mediated (where LADA would probably be in) and idiopathic (Instead of type 1 ½; maybe type 1.A or 1.B might be better; or maybe less confusing type 1 immune mediated or type 1 idiopathic.....) plus another very large 3rd group - Other specific types with even more subgroupings... same warning you gave if doctors are not aware of this grouping..... >>> The Herndons <[log in to unmask]> 09/18 12:34 PM >>> One can not always be literal when answering reference questions. Of course, WHO classifications don't use a "type 1 1/2". Wouldn't they have created a "type 3" classification? Usually, when the existing nomenclature is insufficient, clinicians or other observers of phenomenom, struggle with a title until they can prove the validity of their observations and get consensus among their peers. Thus, "type 1 1/2" diabetes--otherwise referred to as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. "LADA = latent autoimmune diabetes in adults LADA is a form of autoimmune diabetes that starts in adulthood instead of childhood. It is nothing more than type I diabetes (IDDM) starting slowly after the age of 30-35. 15-20% of all diabetic adults may have LADA, and LADA may constitute as much as 50% of non-obese adult onset diabetes. This form of diabetes is sometimes known as "Type 1 1/2". LADA patients can be very confusing to doctors who are not aware of this possibility. The patients with LADA may look exactly the same as patients with NIDDM, and it becomes frustrating trying to control the BGs with diet and pills. The doctors may blame the patient for not following the diet well, or for not taking the pills as they should. The truth is that the islets of Langerhans are slowly being attacked by the autoimmune process and stopping their secretion of insulin. " On Thu, 16 Sep 1999 21:02:40 -0400, Peter Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >No such diagnosis! > >1999 World Health Organisation (WHO) report on >"Definition, Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus > and its Complications." >http://www.idi.org.au/whoreport.htm > > for full report - Adobe Acrobat version - See section 3. Classification > http://www.idi.org.au/download/who_report.pdf > > from the International Diabetes Web Site > International Diabetes Institute, Australia > http://www.idi.org.au/ > >Also, >Diabetes Care - Volume 22 Supplement 1 >American Diabetes Association: Clinical Practice Recommendations 1999 > Report of the Expert Committee on the Diagnosis > and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus >http://www.diabetes.org/diabetescare/supplement199/S5.htm > > >CDC - National Diabetes Fact Sheet >The four types of diabetes >http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ddt/pubs/facts98.htm#types > > >peter sam, web content developer >primary care clinical practice guidelines >http://medicine.ucsf.edu/resources/guidelines/ >[log in to unmask] asian health services 818 webster oakland ca > > >On Wed, 15 Sep 1999 15:59:49 +0930, Richard McDonough-Glenn <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >>Dear MEDLIB Colleagues, >> >>One of our physicians asked me if I could find any information on >>"Diabetes type one-and-a-half" or "Diabetes type I 1/2". I regret to say >> >>that I could not find anything about it on the Internet or MEDLINE. >> >>I have a sneaking suspicion that this physician is either pulling my leg >> >>or was having his leg pulled by his patient, who referred to the >>condition. Is anyone able to confirm the existence of Diabetes type >>one-and-a-half?