LADA Diabetics


LADA Diabetics

Do you have Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults? Need support in having this type of Diabetes. Do not understand much about it? Join us as we discuss, support and learn more about LADA!

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Diabetes Forum

To pump or not to pump

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Hummingbird on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Paleo types out there?

Started by Jan. Last reply by Googy Mar 21. 2 Replies

breakfast ideas

Started by ticky. Last reply by Googy Mar 21. 5 Replies

Diet confusion

Started by thompam. Last reply by Hummingbird Jan 31. 13 Replies

LADA myths

Started by Melitta. Last reply by Hummingbird Jan 31. 3 Replies

Diagnostic Code for LADA

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by Meda-Kay Dec 15, 2013. 8 Replies

Discrimination by endocrinologists?

Started by anna. Last reply by Dianna Dec 10, 2013. 7 Replies

False Low A1C values

Started by Mark. Last reply by Mark Nov 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Progression to insulin

Started by lubdubology. Last reply by Mark Nov 18, 2013. 16 Replies

Do I Have LADA?

Started by David (dns). Last reply by silver07 Nov 8, 2013. 13 Replies

Regulating Insulin dosing

Started by Rose. Last reply by Melitta Nov 7, 2013. 6 Replies

Breast biopsies

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Hummingbird Sep 16, 2013. 6 Replies

Frustrations & More Appointments

Started by kpatter. Last reply by Eric Aug 9, 2013. 5 Replies

My not so diagnosis

Started by Alicia. Last reply by Michael_Weston Jun 10, 2013. 15 Replies

Ideas for low glycemic breakfast options?

Started by Marypat. Last reply by Michael_Weston May 1, 2013. 20 Replies

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Comment by Trudy on March 17, 2014 at 8:03am

Hi Mary. I do know about this problem, but watching your play was fun. Cheers!

Comment by mary on March 15, 2014 at 10:14pm

If you want a fun way to learn about this problem, check out The Sweet Lowdown on YouTube. It's a play based on my experiences being misdiagnosed T2 before learning I was LADA. The Sweet Lowdown premiered this past fall at Broom Street Theater and was funded in part by a grant from DHF Seeds.

Comment by Melitta on March 15, 2014 at 8:05pm

Okay, I know that this is not quite the place to mention this (this being the LADA group), but I just posted a blog about acute-onset Type 1 diabetes in adults. Here is a link to my newest blog. I welcome comments!

Comment by Linda G on January 13, 2014 at 5:34pm

These misdiagnoses occur with alarming frequency!!

Comment by Melitta on September 25, 2013 at 9:08pm

I just wrote another blog on misdiagnosis of adult-onset Type 1 diabetes, this time in response to a JAMA article. Check it out if you are interested, and I welcome input.

Comment by Melitta on September 22, 2013 at 1:06pm

Welcome, Pebbles! I hope you get the pump. I have been on a pump for 15 years, and really appreciate it for so many reasons.

Comment by Pebbles Audrey Smith on September 21, 2013 at 3:25pm

Hi folks! I'm Pebbles from OKC and I've been type 1 since 2007. But I'm not a typical type 1 diabetic, I am overweight, started on pills at first and very insulin sensitive. My official diagnosis is LADA. I'm working with an Endocrinologist so I can qualify for a pump. Thanks for a website like this!

Comment by Sheila Fitz on April 17, 2013 at 6:37am

Melitta, I think this is a great idea. From time to time, I'll run into a person that I think is really LADA and will scribble your name on a piece of paper, and tell them to do a search. This is a much better idea. Would you believe my hip-hop teacher recently told me that she was a diabetic, a Type 2. When I started to talk about the connection to Celiac, she exclaimed that *she* was a Celiac. I live in an Irish community in the Chicago area. The stats on the Irish aren't good. I suspect my own brother is not a Type 2, but he can't hear what I am saying.

Comment by Melitta on April 16, 2013 at 9:48pm

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I just posted a new blog on autoantibody testing for Type 1a/LADA diabetes. I welcome your input on the blog and hope it is useful for people.

Comment by Amy on April 8, 2013 at 3:34pm

Thank you guys! I know I've been inactive for my own group for a while! My life just has been insane, crazy & frustrating. Now that I am on unpaid medical leave, I can focus on the group again.


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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


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