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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Carb counting app

Started by Flem07. Last reply by Trevs Jun 30. 10 Replies

LADA myths

Started by Melitta. Last reply by Melitta Jun 10. 5 Replies

breakfast ideas

Started by ticky. Last reply by Zoe Apr 27. 8 Replies

To pump or not to pump

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Hummingbird Apr 15. 6 Replies

Paleo types out there?

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

Diet confusion

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

Diagnostic Code for LADA

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

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Comment by Zoe on October 18, 2011 at 6:04pm
I understand, RissaMae. I thought I was Type 2 for 15 months when my numbers started climbing. I had to figure out myself that I was misdiagnosed. I actually don't care for the term "1.5" by the way, because it sounds like halfway between type 1 and type 2. We're not in between - we're type 1's. Have you started on insulin? I highly recommend the book Using Insulin by John Walsh which will help you with all the details of insulin use. Also you've come to the best place for help and support (this group and TuDiabetes). It will get easier....honestly! If you can find any type 1 support groups in your area, it really helps.
Comment by RissaMae83 on October 18, 2011 at 5:59pm
Thank you Tess and Zoe! So.. I am sorta at a loss... I feel like my diabetes care has gone a whole new level! I've gone from living with Type 2 for the past year and now all of a sudden 1.5 ... arggh!

Hence, my venting on..

Anyway, thank you for the welcomes and am happy that there are other LADA's out there that I will be able to learn from!
Comment by Tess on October 18, 2011 at 4:24pm
Welcome, RissaMae!
Comment by Zoe on October 18, 2011 at 9:56am
Welcome, RissaMae. Congratulations on getting your correct diagnosis.
Comment by RissaMae83 on October 18, 2011 at 8:56am
Just wanted to drop in and say hello to everyone -- I'm not new to the Tudiabetes Community, but am newly diagnosed as LADA....
Comment by Natalie ._c- on August 8, 2011 at 3:11pm
Zoe and Melitta, you have it exactly right. I agonized for a long time over which type I was, but when the Type 2 protocols in the hospital absolutely didn't work for me, I decided to say I was Type 1 for medical reasons. If I function like a Type 1, then that's what I am. It makes me feel good that some people understand that quandary! :-)
Comment by Zoe on August 8, 2011 at 12:47pm
I agree with Melitta, Shadow I think if you are diagnosed as a Type 1 and treated as a Type 1, then that is what counts. Especially since I see your dx was over 20 years ago, I can't think what difference your treatment would have from any other Type 1.LADA is distinct from "regular" Type 1 in its pattern of early progression (say up to about 4-5 years), after that it is pretty indistinguisable from Type 1. I think the Type clarification is more important at the time of diagnosis or shortly after.I think for those of us LADA's misdiagnosed as Type 2's and treated as such, getting a correct diagnosis is really critical in terms of getting appropriate treatment.
Comment by Shadow on July 12, 2011 at 9:45pm
I have not updated my page...didn't think about it. I started using the omnipod back in August. I love it! I am currently considering the CGM but am trying to see if Dexcom gets integrated with omnipod..Thank you for your response on this. I guess my curiosity gets too me when I read about the different types and misdiagnoses that goes on. My endo obviously doesn't feel like it is necessary as he has not suggested it even though I was not under his care when I was diagnosed. Best of luck to you also!
Comment by Melitta on July 12, 2011 at 9:33pm
Hi Shadow: The GAD antibodies can often be detected many years after diagnosis, so you could get tested if you really wanted. On the other hand, you almost certainly have Type 1 diabetes, you are getting the correct care, so does it really matter? Taking the best care possible of ourselves is what really matters. I took a quick look at your page and saw you are considering a pump. I have the Animas, and LOVE it. Pumps make your life better, IMO. Best of luck to you!
Comment by Shadow on July 12, 2011 at 9:23pm
I have been reading your posts. I was misdiagnosed as a Type 2 back in 87. I think I am LADA since I was 21 at the time but, since there was no testing for antibodies I am not sure. Is there anything I can do to be sure? Or is it too late?

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