Hi, everyone, I´m new to this site, thankyou all for your welcome and sorry it´s taken so long to reply. I´m Loobyloo, english and living in Portugal since 2005. I was diagnosed as being diabetic in 2008 but since reading and researching all I can, the whole thing is still a big mystery to me. I don´t seem to ´fit the profile ´and was wondering if anyone can help. It all started on a wednesday, I was feeling a bit ´iffy´ that night and went to bed early and started to be sick. Everything got worse and by thursday night I was in intensive care and stayed there 4 days although I don´t remember anything much. Total stay in hospital - 18 days due to fever and infection. I was put on 1 injection of Lantus and 6 injections of Humalog a day. I was told to see the family doc asap and he told me I was type 2 as I was then 43 years old. After some research I wasn´t convinced so at my first analysis I asked the consultant and she said I was LADA - Yikes ! what´s that ? Where I come from, Lada is a model of car ! Anyway, my family doc who didn´t speak english had put me on aspirin and cholesterol tablets and told me I would need these for the rest of my life - omg ! I decided to change docs, and managed to find one who spoke english, and when bringing her up to speed on all that had happened to me, I was talking about LADA, and she asked how I knew what type I was. I told her I had asked the consultant and she said YOU DON´T NEED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE YOU ARE - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IS THAT YOU HAVE DIABETES AND WE ARE CONTROLLING IT -uuuummm- excuse me ? are you for real ? I thought it would be helpful to know whats wrong with me seeing as it´s my body and I have to deal with it day in and day out and you only see me once every 3 months ! Anyway ( sorry to go on so long ) my point is, after reading up about LADA, how it is slow onset type 1 and how everyone is thin with LADA, I am left wondering as it was certainly not slow for me and although I am not huge, I´m not thin by any standards - anyone have any suggestions ?

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thanks Anthony, I will certainly do that.
Loobyloo xx

Hi, AnnBemrose, thanks for your reply, I´m glad you said managing instead of controlling because I think thats what we do.The docs say they control it but they don´t - we manage it ourselves. My BG is fairly stable most of the time and I have analysis 4 times a year and don´t take anything other than insulin.My cholesterol is 160 ish and blood test results are good for everything else, so I suppose I am managing quite well. Thanks also for the link, I have so much to get through from everyones help and advice, that it may take a while !

You don't have to be thin to have LADA. It is mostly distinguishable by having GAD65 antibodies.
This is a handy little chart.

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