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Less common forms of diabetes

Publish date: 28/04/2014

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Less common types of diabetes

1. Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)

LADA is a form of diabetes that was identified more than 25 years ago but is poorly understood.

It’s a progressive form of autoimmune diabetes that develops slowly in adults and doesn’t require insulin until sometime after diagnosis.

2. Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)

MODY is a rare form of diabetes which is caused by a change in a single gene. It can be passed on from parent to children and runs in families. Children with an affected parent have a 50% chance of inheriting the gene and going on to develop the condition themselves.

For more information on the differences between LADA and MODY read below.

How does LADA differ between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

How is MODY different from type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

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