If doctors recognize LADA early, they may be able to slow the progression of damage to the beta cells based on the oral diabetes medications they prescribe, or move to insulin sooner to help prevent long-term complications.2 Controlling carbohydrate intake and exercising may also help protect the beta cells from further damage.3
Research is still developing, and doctors are looking for the best ways to treat LADA. But if you think you might have LADA, open up the conversation with your healthcare team.
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