If you are positive for any one antibody, and you are IAA positive, you have confirmed Type 1 autoimmune diabetes. Very strange that your endo has not changed your diagnosis.
Interesting info on Mody. My new endocrinologist is convinced I am a MODY rather than a type 2. He did a complete history on me and spent 2 hours in conversation. When I was diagnosed 4 years ago I took it seriously, dropped weight and changed my diet. I was never obese and I exercised regularly throughout my entire life. After making the changes and it only took 6 months for the weight loss my numbers got better but I still couldn't get off the oral meds. I know many Type 2's are able to when they have made the positive changes. My doctor tried a medication that works well for MODY's (glimiperide) and that has made a difference in my blood sugars. He says he rarely gives his patients this medication but in MODY's it works well. For me, this has been a very helpful diagnosis as I was frustrated that my low-carb diet and exercise couldn't totally keep my numbers in check. I kept trying by lowing my carbs but as a very, very active person, I needed some additional good carbs. Now I can eat a few more carbs and don't feel like I am starving. I guess the point of this conversation is that it does matter what type you are so you can get the proper treatment and see positive results. I was really beating myself up for not being able to get off meds. Now I know that it most likely won't be possible but knowing I did everything I could to try to. Diabetes does not run in my family but auto-immune does. Everyone in my family, (everyone) has thyroid (hypo-hyper) but I got the diabetes instead. Also, defining this disease is important as I have 2 children and at some point, when I have an extra $500 (haha) I will get the genetic test. I appreciate the info on this site. Most helpful.
Dear Whitney, Spirit7, and anyone else reading this who wants to know more about MODY.
Just in case you haven't seen it, bsc started a MODY group here at TuDiabetes that is very useful and has a lot of links to further information about it.