Not sure whatvyou mean by pre diabetes as it relates to LADA. Pre diabetes relates to Type 2. LADA is Type 1. Do you mean before having to rely on insulin? I was initial misdiagnosed as a type 2 then watched my bg increase pretty rapidly and pretty steadily over the next months until I was hitting 500+. I could have never regained control without insulin. I really had no good days once that initial honeymoon phase was over.
Yes, I will echo what Donna said. The term "pre-diabetes" is not used for LADA. LADA is a slower onset form of Type 1, so I could see why you might think of the period of time before needing insulin as "pre", but it's all part of the condition. When I was misdiagnosed as Type 2 my fasting was 325 so I was put on oral meds. These did control the condition for 15 months so I guess you could call me stable, but it was stable with medication, not without. Then my numbers began a slow but steady rise and I was seeing many numbers from the 200s to 400s until I went on insulin.
I personally have been diagnosed with LADA..diagnosed with diabetes last January eating whatever I wanted my A1C was 6.0 and fasting at diagnosis 126 and my numbers used to be pretty close to almost normal eating about 130 carbs or so a day but my numbers have gradually gotten worse and worse. I now have no first phase insulin but do have second phase insulin. I am currently still diet and exercise controlled with about 50 carbs per day and an hour or so of exercise. I know insulin is in my near future but yes about even as recent as about 4 months ago I had pretty good numbers.
This sounds like me to be honest i had 5 hour GTT and came up 0.4 under diagnosis on both ends my first phase is gone but my second phase is drmatic and once it kicks in it seems to go into panic to clear the sugar. I think i am lada myself but will find out soon. My numbers too are becoming higher but on about one day a month ish they are lower than normal. Do you have that?
Yup it's like some days I have a pancreas and some days I don't. I typically eat the same things during the day and from day to day can have an excellent number and the next day have a really high number it's very frustrating but the good days are becoming less and less. And my 2 hour pps are def increasing rapidly for example after breakfast I used to always be low like 65-70 2 hours later not exercising but over the past 3 months my 2 hour after breakfast sugar is like 115-180 INCLUDING 15 minutes of biking.
It rarely happens now but from the time of diagnosis until about 6 months ago I used to eat somethin about every 2 hours because I would go high and then crash so I constantly ate smaller meals. Wish I still had that problem :)
No I definitely had symptoms. My fasting blood sugar was 325! That's why I asked for a blood glucose test, I had been peeing a lot, thirsty, and I was losing 2 pounds every week despite not trying. I knew I had diabetes.
Maybe one of the more study-minded members will correct me on this, but I don't believe LADA/Type 1 has a long period time where you are asymptomatic but it would be detected if you did a routine blood sugar test; not like type 2 where you can be in the pre-diabetic range without symptoms for a long time. It is "slow onset" compared to regular type 1 but it is much quicker than type 2. Again, if this is not always true, I hope someone will let me know
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