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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Tired of water

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Joe Dennis Aug 23. 11 Replies

LADA myths

Started by Melitta. Last reply by Melitta Aug 19. 11 Replies

Carb counting app

Started by Flem07. Last reply by Hunya Aug 4. 12 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

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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.

Comment by Zoe on April 6, 2013 at 4:20pm

Hi Amy; great to see you again and I hope things are on the upswing for you!

Comment by Gerry on April 6, 2013 at 3:40pm

... glad you're back, Amy! I hope you're doing better. Diabetes is a never-ending management challenge ....

Comment by Amy on April 6, 2013 at 9:43am

sorry I haven't been on in a long time! My life has been a real mess for quite some time.

Comment by meee on December 6, 2012 at 6:35pm

I do believe controlling our bg as much to normal as possible is the best thing we can all do.. and I hope it is preserving what I have left... I went on a low carb diet in late June I think after figuring out there was no other way to control my bg close to the normal range.

Comment by Melitta on December 6, 2012 at 10:45am

Amazingly enough, the DCCT was one of the studies that demonstrated that tight control preserves remnant beta cells in people with Type 1 diabetes. Bernard Zinman, one of the DCCT researchers, said that all of the DCCT study subjects who had adult-onset Type 1 diabetes had measureable c-peptide. Those who were in the tight control group had much better preservation of beta cell function versus those in the not-tight-control group.

Comment by David (dns) on December 6, 2012 at 10:18am


There is evidence that normalizing blood sugar levels and keeping them that way does indeed have a revitalizing effect on beta cells. Everyone responds differently, of course, but there are studies that suggest it very strongly. I don't have the specifics at my fingertips but I have run across references to them in Bernstein and elsewhere.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on December 5, 2012 at 10:16pm

I guess I was lucky. I went only 5 months on sulfonylureas (which have since been proven to have cardiovascular risks), which made exactly no difference in my BGs before I was able to convince my endo that fasting BGs in the 180 - 200 range, and PP BGs in the high 200s were not acceptable. It is clear that I still had significant beta cell function at that time, but I wasn't happy with the less-than-emergency but higher-than-good-control BGs. It is possible that going on insulin fairly early (diagnosis Aug.1993; insulin May 1994) may have prolonged the life of my beta cells -- control didn't get hard until way later. I don't know if preservation of beta cells with insulin use is proven or not, but it seems to have helped me. But anyway, in this modern day and age, when antibody and C-peptide testing ARE possible, there is no reason not to do it. EVEN if the person SEEMS like a classic T2, sometimes surprises happen -- we've even seen them here on TuD.

Comment by meee on December 5, 2012 at 8:14pm

Sheila I have heard of cushings and Diabetes but I have to read more about brain is fried at the moment too, lol. I have heard of the thyroid link too... that must have been horrible to go between those extremes.. we should all write about our experiences with all of this... at least in our blogs if no where else.

Comment by meee on December 5, 2012 at 6:26pm

Thanks Melitta, I read about that at some point, but I thought there was some other antibody or something that is also detected for type 2? I read an article about how they were researching that type 2 may also be an autoimmune reaction, but it seemed like nothing further came of that. As I said my endos said they would say I was type 1 even if I didn't have antibodies, so I guess not all type 1 have them, due to the high bg, weight loss, and dka etc.


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