I was diagnosed with LADA a few months ago. After several doctors diagnosed me first with T2, I was finally referred to a re known specialist who order the antibody tests. She put me on a small doses of Insulin to preserve my beta cells. However, I kept going low even on small doses such as 2-5 units of Lantus and to "feed the Insulin" I ate more and gained about 7 pounds in 2 months. Also, my A1C was 5.5 before the Insulin therapy and was exactly the same now after 2 months. So I believe that to avoid and correct lows, I actually overcorrected
Today, I so my MD again, and she decided to try a new approach. She is suggesting Victoza, to reduce my glucagon production and thus reduce my BG levels. Also, she mentioned that there is actually scientific evidence (in animal models) that shows that Victoza preserves beta cells (evidence that does not exist for an insulin therapy).
Has anyone heard of this approach?