Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults in a South Asian population of the U.K.

@article{Britten2007LatentAD,
  title={Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults in a South Asian population of the U.K.},
  author={Abigail C Britten and Karen Jones and Carina T{\"o}rn and Magnus Hillman and Birgitte Ekholm and Sudhesh Kumar and Anthony Barnett and Marilyn Ann Kelly},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={3088-90}
}
T ype 2 diabetes is fourto sixfold more common in the South Asian population of the U.K. than in the indigenous white Caucasian population. A subset of all patients initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes shows evidence of slowly evolving islet autoimmunity, termed latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA). LADA is characterized by the presence of circulating autoantibodies specific for islet proteins and by insulin independence for at least 6 months postdiagnosis (1). A recent pilot study… CONTINUE READING