• Medicine
  • Published in La Clinica terapeutica 2006

[Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults].

  title={[Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults].},
  author={Mario Maioli and Loreta Puddu and Giovanni Mario Pes},
  journal={La Clinica terapeutica},
  volume={157 1},
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a disorder with onset after age 30, insulin independence for at least 6 months after diagnosis, and the presence of circulating pancreatic islet autoantibodies. The prevalence of LADA varies substantially across ethnic groups and ranges approximately from 1% to 10% among patients with type 2 diabetes. In this review we discuss the nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, immunologic and genetic markers, metabolic alterations and therapy of this form of… CONTINUE READING