Type 1.5

By Turtle Latest Reply 2010-01-12 09:51:12 -0600
Started 2010-01-10 11:49:32 -0600

I saw a post that referred to 1.5 diabetes. Is it real? I never heard of it before.


18 replies

Turtle 2010-01-11 21:41:44 -0600 Report

Maria - you dont have to 'shut up' i am the one who should not have even asked the question.
back in my shell…Turtle

AddassaMari 2010-01-12 09:08:00 -0600 Report

Well that's the point of this forum, right, to ask questions, get answers and share knowledge and encouragement. By shut up I meant that I would not post any more on the subject.

mamaoak 2010-01-12 09:51:12 -0600 Report

turtel dont you dare sut up that is what we are her for to listen learn read and coment hugs cathy

Turtle 2010-01-10 17:17:17 -0600 Report

well thank you everyone. I feel so stupid for asking now. Some of you got a real kick that I did not know.

I think I will just go off line for a few days. Bye for now.

AddassaMari 2010-01-11 01:57:04 -0600 Report

Hi Turtle, I hope my answer did not make you or anyone else feel stupid. That was not and will never be my intention when I post anything. But I will apologize to anyone who feels that I am making them feel stupid. I will shut up now.

AddassaMari 2010-01-10 14:38:47 -0600 Report

I posted that article. Researchers in Australia, based on symptoms, have coined the a term diabetes Type 1.5 or "latent auto immune diabetes in adulthood – LADA, which in fact is the same disease that children and adolescents develop requiring insulin. It just comes on several decades later."

This is different from Gestational Diabetes, which is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. There is an article in Diabetes Care Magazine about Type 1.5, but it is very technical.

Here is a link: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/ Search for a diabetes type 1.5 and look for the article titled "GAD65 Antibody Epitope Patterns of Type 1.5 Diabetic Patients Are Consistent With Slow-Onset Autoimmune Diabetes" 4th article down the list.

So there are four recognized types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes, in Australia any way.

kdroberts 2010-01-10 15:05:09 -0600 Report

Exactly. I think it's kind of a strange designation really since it really is type 1, just the onset and requirement for insulin is very, very slow compared to type 1. Years instead of days/weeks for type 1's. It's thought that around 20% of people diagnosed with type 2 may actually be type 1.5 because the need for insulin was not immediate and the need for insulin after several years is put down to the progression of type 2. Some simple tests for various antibodies (insulin, GAD65, GAD67, etc) can help confirm a diagnosis.

As said, it's not the same as gestational at all.

kdroberts 2010-01-10 15:27:04 -0600 Report

You also have MODY which has a number of different sub types and (maybe) type 3.

AddassaMari 2010-01-10 15:34:05 -0600 Report

What does MODY stand for?

AddassaMari 2010-01-10 16:35:34 -0600 Report

I see where there are nine different chromosomal mutation for MODY and is not a single entity but represents genetic, metabolic, and clinical heterogeneity (variability in the participants, interventions and outcomes studied). Interesting…

spiritwalker 2010-01-10 14:28:32 -0600 Report

We used the term to 1.5 for a woman who developed gestational diabetes while carrying a child. Many times
gestational diabetes ends with the delivery or shortly there after. Thus 1.5. I have only heard the term used in medical
settings such as a hospital.

paulbudman 2010-01-10 11:53:55 -0600 Report

Someone made reference to the three types of diabetes, the obvious type 1 and 2…and someone made the comment of the third being 1.5. Of coarse we know it's gestational.

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