latent autoimmune diabetes in adults
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latent autoimmune diabetes in adultsAbbreviation: LADA
A form of type 1 diabetes usually diagnosed after 30 years of age, in which there are serum antibodies against insulin, pancreatic islet cells, or the protein products of those cells. Most patients affected by LADA eventually require insulin therapy, like patients with type 1 DM.
See also: diabetes