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LADA, low-carbing and pregnant?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Aug 7. 1 Reply

Hello all! I was diagnosed with LADA November 2012 and have been on a low carb diet since (no more than 20 g carb a meal). I am taking a daily shot of levemir every day to maintain weight, but have…Continue

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LADA, low-carbing and pregnant?

Hello all! I was diagnosed with LADA November 2012 and have been on a low carb diet since (no more than 20 g carb a meal). I am taking a daily shot of levemir every day to maintain weight, but have been avoiding rapid insulin except for occasional exceptions.My question is, are there any other LADAs that are low-carbing and perhaps on minimal or no exogenous insulin that are pregnant or have been pregnant? I am looking to start a family in the next few years but I don't know if I can maintain a…See More
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