‘NEW’ FORM What is type 1.5 diabetes? Signs, symptoms and how it’s different

What is type 1.5 diabetes, or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults?

It is a type of diabetes that “straddles” types one and two diabetes.

This means that certain aspects are more like type one, whereas other characteristics are more like type two – hence the name.

However, currently it’s not classified as a separate type of diabetes with medical research ongoing into what exactly “type 1.5” diabetes is.

What are the symptoms?

According to, the symptoms are:

  • Peeing often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling extremely tired
  • Losing weight

However, the symptoms tend to come on slower than they do with type one diabetes – over weeks, instead of months.

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