I have been reading about adult onset Type 1 diabetes, but don't seem to hear much about it here in Aus. Can you request a test for it? Does it make any difference to treatment if you are supposedly Type 2 on insulin anyway? 75 units of Lantus, 2000 mg of Diabex XR (Metformin), and 120 mg of Diamicron daily, and still my levels are wildly erratic. I'm much more careful with carbs these days, though could still do better on some days. A cup of tea with a little milk sends my levels up. So I am wondering if I could be late onset Type 1, and if it makes any difference to treatment?
The terms I've seen used overseas are Type 1.5, and LADA. I did have gestational diabetes and was diagnosed as latent diabetic in my early 20's, but onset did not occur until I was near 60.