Table 1—

Characteristics of subjects treated with insulin or not

LADA with insulinLADA without insulinType 2 diabetes with insulinType 2 diabetes without insulinP
Difference between LADA with and without insulinDifference between LADA and type 2 diabetes with insulinDifference between type 2 diabetes with and without insulin
n (men/women)42 (22/20)64 (36/28)203 (102/101)740 (379/361)<0.001NA<0.001
Age at onset (years)67.7 ± 1.766.6 ± 1.467.5 ± 0.868.0 ± 0.40.5860.9000.573
Diabetes duration (years)14.0 ± 1.18.1 ± 0.913.1 ± 0.57.6 ± 0.3<0.0010.478<0.001
GAD antibody titer (units)0.54 ± 0.030.29 ± 0.020.01 ± 0.010.01 ± 0.01<0.001NANA
Insulin (units)46 ± 1062 ± 5NA0.190NA
Time of disease before start of insulin treatment (years)5.6 ± 1.17.3 ± 0.5NA0.157NA
  • Data are means ± SEM. No significant differences between LADA and type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin. NA, not applicable.