The Really Short Version
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes (fasting blood sugar greater than 125 mg/dl) and suspect you may have Type 1 diabetes/LADA, get tested for glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies (GAD), islet cell cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ICA), insulinoma-associated 2 autoantibodies (IA-2), and zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies (ZnT8). It is important to get the full suite of autoantibody tests, not just GAD… Continue
Added by Melitta on April 16, 2013 at 9:14pm —
Do you find LADA confusing? Deborah Kimble, MSPH, CDE, and member of the Sanofi US CDE HELP Team, who is living with LADA, shares how it blends qualities of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Read her story on Discuss Diabetes here. Best, Laura K.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 15, 2013 at 10:30am —
I want to let you know how very much I appreciate you. Mom and Dad gave you a wonderful height and lovely dark brown hair with all its radiant hues. Over time, your eyes have grown greener like Mom's.
I recall fondly when you were young how you really enjoyed sprinting. You were very good at it. I also remember how amazing you looked in that emerald green dress that Mom made.
I often marvel at how you work. Your brain is amazing - how it computes, processes,… Continue
Added by Vegan Aurora on July 30, 2012 at 2:41pm —
Diabetic Living’s website has an informational slide show about Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) ("What is LADA?" by Caitlin Thornton) that is harmful and unscientific. Some of the information is correct, but much has no scientific or medical basis. Thornton is also the author of Diabetic Living’s “Could Your Type 2 Diagnosis be Wrong?” (Fall 2010),… Continue
Added by Melitta on November 8, 2011 at 7:30pm —
So, it's been quite a few months.. again..
I've just been so busy!! Life just takes off... =) in a good way, I suppose.
Anyway, so the last time I wrote to you all, was to tell you about how my health has been for the past two years.. well let me tell you what it's been like for these past few months..
My new endocrinologist did confirm that I was misdiagnosed as Type 2, and really am an LADA patient (and how appropriate it is to talk about it… Continue
Added by RissaMae83 on October 17, 2011 at 7:33pm —
I was always fond of Miss Marple, mystery writer Agatha Christie’s intuitive and no-nonsense sleuth. I loved the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series when I was growing up. Where are they when we need them? Oh, right, they were fictional characters. What we diabetics(Footnote 1) need, especially those of us who don’t fit the big two obvious categories (rapid onset in childhood = Type 1 diabetes; insulin… Continue
Added by Melitta on July 4, 2011 at 5:17pm —
It has been some time since I've written a blog on tudiabetes! Where to begin...
Well.. let's start all over.
I've been in denial all these years... Since being diagnosed on October 24, 2009, I was fully aware of all the risks and complications diabetes can play in my life. I've struggled to control my sugars.. especially the cravings, and have to admit have cheated
... I'd eat a diabetic approved meal, but end up destroying myself by… Continue
Added by RissaMae83 on June 22, 2011 at 6:13pm —
To the Editor,
Every time I see the word “diabetes” on your cover, I flinch. I am the mother of a child with Type 1 diabetes and the author of a forthcoming book on parenting children with this disease, and I’ve learned enough to know that the writers who contribute on this topic do not do their homework. If they did, they’d know that diabetes isn’t a disease — it’s multiple diseaseS, plural. All forms of diabetes mellitus have some commonalities, but they have different causes,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on April 12, 2011 at 8:19am —
I can't begin to explain how much having access to this incredible site means to me. I was DX in Sept., 2010 at the age of 40. My father also has LADA type 1. I had always believed his was from complications to a surgery on his pancreas years ago, and never imagined that any of his children would have it as well. After much research, I was able to understand that I had not done anything wrong to cause this. I never knew that type 1 was an autoimmune disease, which now makes sense, as I was the… Continue
Added by Lulu on March 8, 2011 at 8:45am —
This week (October 18-24) is LADA… Continue
Added by Melitta on October 22, 2010 at 4:30pm —
The advent of antibody testing… Continue
Added by Melitta on October 19, 2010 at 8:00pm —
In the United States and Canada, literature about gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) refers to insulin resistance and the probability that a woman will at some point in her life develop Type 2 diabetes. The Canadian Diabetes Association states, “Women who have had GDM are at increased risk of developing subsequent type 2 diabetes later in life” and make no mention of the… Continue
Added by Melitta on April 12, 2010 at 10:24pm —
First of all high to everybody out there, I am new member here,
I was recently diagnosed with Latent Auto Immune… Continue
Added by natureboyron on April 10, 2010 at 9:30am —
They are adults who come in droves to the diabetes online community; they write about how they are puzzled how they got Type 2 diabetes, when they are young and thin and athletic… Continue
Added by Melitta on March 14, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Here is the deal:
SS Correction 110-130=2 unit Novalog, 31-150=4, 151-170=6, 171-190=8, 191-250=10 and 250 and above=12
Bolus at 1:10 ratio additionally. That was a new adjustment from 1:15
Lantus - split 2 doses daily. 27 AM and 27 pm with increase of 1 unit each dose evvery 3 days.
I am counting my carbs closely, following instructions. and still OMG...
Started out this AM at 185.. prob from oversleeping. Took 8 units correction and added 3 units… Continue
Added by LADA 1.5 on March 13, 2010 at 11:41pm —
It is amazing the change in a few words can have on you. Tho, I have been diabetic for over 33 years, Type 2 was just fine. I have worked hard to keep my sugars in check. To have the doc explain to me what LADA was and what the change in diagnosis was going to mean to my life as I knew it produced a profound reaction. I had it in the back of my mind, I will exercise more, eat less, reduce the carbs even more.... the bargaining for health, but insulin would be a thing of the past. Insulin was… Continue
Added by LADA 1.5 on March 11, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Over the next year and a half after my son's birth, I was sick all the time. I tried to get back in to shape but I'd work out for a few days and then get a head cold or the flu again and again. Infections persisted. Vision changes persisted. Through a lucky break I got a family doctor in the winter of 2008. Fabe and I wanted two children and I thought it was better to have the second sooner and get over all the misery that was pregnancy and move on with my… Continue
Added by Kelly on February 27, 2010 at 11:00am —
So there's a group on facebook who are trying to get type 1 diabetes renamed, i've heard this many times, and yes it does annoy me, although i understand these people have a right to their opinion. What really frustrates me is that these people are causing problems between the ranks and making those with type 2 to feel like utter crap! I've tried expressing my views and sticking up for type 2's and all ive had in response is being blocked from the group and made out to be a nasty person and… Continue
Added by Zo Zo on February 21, 2010 at 11:44am —
There are many names for adult-onset Type 1 diabetes, including latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)… Continue
Added by Melitta on February 15, 2010 at 11:30am —
I saw my endocrinologist on Wednesday and it's official -- I have autoimmune diabetes. He didn't use the term "LADA" but according to my history, I believe this is what I have. By the next day, a feeling of happiness and excitement for the future washed over me. This is the first time since my second son was born that I have felt this way. I didn't even realize how much I was missing out on. I just really needed to know what was happening with me so that I could move on. I feel… Continue
Added by Kelly on February 12, 2010 at 1:10pm —