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New and questioning...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Mar 4, 2013. 23 Replies

Hi all- this is my first post. I'm getting some very confusing reports from different doctors and thought I'd post what I've been going through to see if anyone could shed some light.I've always,…Continue

Tags: 2, type, hypoglycemia, Reactive


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Kathy replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"I would say your doctor is right and you can have both reactive hypoglycemia and diabetes at the same time. As a result I would treat you as if you had both. Usually reactive hypoglycemia is a precursor to diabetes so you don't want to ignore…"
Mar 4, 2013
Brunetta replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"RobinA,I would get a second opinion. Do you need a rerfereral from your PCP to see someone else? You may like this doctor personally, but we are talking about your health here. He may not be concerned about it, but it is YOUR body. You do not losing…"
Feb 11, 2013
RobinA replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"Melitta- I asked for a copy of my antibody results today. The best I can tell, this is what they said: Islet Cell Antibody- negative GAD- <1.0"
Feb 11, 2013
RobinA replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"Just an update: saw my endo today for the follow up from my CGM period. My highest reading was 205 (which is not even as high as my OGTT- 235), and my lowest was 44. He is not concerned with any of it, does not think I should be doing anything about…"
Feb 11, 2013
RobinA replied to julez_79's discussion 'Going very low between meals – WITHOUT Insulin'
"Hi Julez- I am going through something very similar- I have been diagnosed as a type 2, although I question that. Currently (several times a week), I rise into the 200s soon after a meal, and then drop 100 points or more within an hour. I too am…"
Feb 1, 2013
RobinA liked Melitta's discussion AACE: 80% of misdiagnosed LADAs already had complications in recent study
Feb 1, 2013
RobinA liked Melitta's discussion LADA is addressed in an ADA position statement on patient-centered approach to managing Type 2 Diabetes
Feb 1, 2013
guitarnut replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"Oh, Robin, I'm so sorry that you sound just like me! I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia at 16 because my father has it, too. Simple diagnosis, simple treatment (low carb), right? Wrong. Though I had a "normal" OGTT, within 6…"
Feb 1, 2013
Melitta replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"Hi Robin: It's important to run the full suite of antibody tests because, although GAD is the most common, a high percentage of people with adult-onset Type 1 diabetes are only ICA positive. So I think it is worthwhile to get the full suite of…"
Jan 31, 2013
RobinA replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"No, I'm pretty sure he only did GAD, but I'm not certain about that because I never actually saw the results and didn't know enough to ask for all of them. Why is it important to run all of them? Will some of them give a false…"
Jan 31, 2013
Zoe replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"Did you do a full panel? GAD is only the most common LADA antibody. Melitta has posted the full list...somewhere around here!"
Jan 31, 2013
RobinA replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"Brian, Thank you for your reply to my post. The phase 1/phase 2 information makes total sense. It is so frustrating. I have a Lark wristband that I wear every night and it tells me that I wake up between 10-35 times a night, most of which I do not…"
Jan 31, 2013
RobinA replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"Nori, I have read up on it, and it made total sense to me. I am 29, normal body weight, with some family history of autoimmune disease. But my endo was adamant that because my antibody test was negative, that he was right, and I don't have LADA…"
Jan 31, 2013
Nori replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"I don't know but it sounds like LADA. There is not a lot of literature on it, so that makes it hard. I was also Dx as T2, then about 2 yrs later as LADA. I had many symptoms that you describe. I'm still learning a lot myself. Did they…"
Jan 31, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"I have to tell you, for many, reactive hypoglycemia is a harbinger of diabetes. You normally have to sources of insulin, you store insulin and release it when eating. This is called your phase 1 response. Then you can produce insulin and just dump…"
Jan 31, 2013
RobinA replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"I don't know- that's a good point. He didn't necessarily want to run them anyway, because he didn't think I had diabetes, much less LADA. I'm pretty sure all he ran was GAD."
Jan 31, 2013

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At 6:52pm on December 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Robin!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:59pm on December 4, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 12:01pm on December 4, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Robin, welcome!

At 6:23am on December 4, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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