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Old 03-20-2016, 18:48   #1
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Could someone please use simple language and explain to me what the diagnosis of 1.5 means? I've read through the posts, and it still confuses me as to what it is? Thanks in advance.

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I hope this link works. I've read about it but still confused about the difference between LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) and MODY (mature onset diabetes of youth) but I think ether can be referred to as type 1.5 as they are not exactly like either type 1 or type 2 but have elements of both.
I'd be interested in any easier to understand explanations anyone can offer, too.

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Here are a couple of articles that may help you understand.
The Other Diabetes: LADA, or Type 1.5: Diabetes Forecast®
Type 1.5 Diabetic Disease – Don’t Hesitate, Learn More Now

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Type 1.5 is the same as T1, although most who use this label developed it as an adult. Many who are dx'd with 1.5 find that their pancreas still produces insulin and will for a time - called the honeymoon period - but it will stop producing insulin eventually. (A few months to a year or two.)

MODY is a different form of diabetes and has its own set of metabolism malfunction, and if I'm remembering correctly, it is has a strong genetic component. Jenny Ruhl, the author of Blood Sugar 101 has MODY, and she has an article about it http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14047009.php

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