Other Types of Diabetes Diseases
Latent Auto-Immune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) is a condition in which an adult (over the age of 30) is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes . In the majority of cases, Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed when thediabetic is young due to the nature of Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body does not produce insulin and consequently, cannot process sugar on its own. Read more..
Maturity Onset Diabetes of Youth (MODY)
Maturity Onset Diabetes (MODY) is the term given to any one of six rare hereditary forms of diabetes. MODY is similar to Type 2 diabetes in that it affects a person’s ability to process insulin properly. However, most people with MODY are able to produce some insulin and have the same sensitivity to insulin as a person that does not have Type 2 Diabetes. In all, about 5% of people with diabetes have MODY. Read more..
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common condition that affects 5-10% of women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which there are many undeveloped follicles in the ovaries, which can reduce a woman’s ability to get pregnant. A follicle holds one immature egg.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects hormone cycles. Hormones help regulate the normal development of eggs in the ovaries. It is not completely understood why or how hormone cycles are interrupted, although there are several ideas. Read more..