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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!

Members: 436
Latest Activity: Apr 6

Diabetes Forum

LADA myths

Started by Melitta. Last reply by Chris Feb 27. 16 Replies

have to hang up my shoes !

Started by Joe Dennis. Last reply by Denise Suzanne Grant Jan 17. 8 Replies

Carb counting app

Started by Flem07. Last reply by LorraineK Nov 13, 2014. 13 Replies

Marshall protocol

Started by lh378. Last reply by Joe Dennis Oct 5, 2014. 3 Replies

breakfast ideas

Started by ticky. Last reply by Mohanned Sep 19, 2014. 9 Replies

Discrimination by endocrinologists?

Started by anna. Last reply by Stephanie Sep 17, 2014. 13 Replies

Tired of water

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Joe Dennis Aug 23, 2014. 11 Replies

To pump or not to pump

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Hummingbird Apr 15, 2014. 6 Replies

Paleo types out there?

Started by Jan. Last reply by Googy Mar 21, 2014. 2 Replies

Diet confusion

Started by thompam. Last reply by Hummingbird Jan 31, 2014. 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

Comment Wall


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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.

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.


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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, 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
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


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

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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