First of all high to everybody out there, I am new member here,
I was recently diagnosed with Latent Auto Immune Diabetes. About 4 months ago I started having symptoms like tingling in my legs and hands. Blurred vision and sometimes
feeling foggy headed. When these symptoms began in Dec, of last year. I started to do some glucose testing and eventually change my diet to limit carbs. Because of these changes
I was able to get my Glucose fasting levels down in the low 90's. However in the past month of so my glucose fasting levels have gone up to around 110 to 115 each day.
I want my doctor to treat this aggressively. Because as you know I am trying at all cost to prevent Beta Cell burn out. I have heard for people with LADA, they should start taking Insulin A.S.A.P..
But after talking to him last week, it sounds like he is only go to be giving be fast acting insulin instead of beta insulin. His reason for not giving it to me was because he was worried about Hypos.
However I was only thinking about taking a very small amount just to bring back my G.F. level down a bit.
And my feeling is I rather have the beta now then start taking the fast acting. I've been able to maintain eating a diet that keeps my blood sugar levels below 140.My latest A1C was 5.5 taken a few
Any comments on what kind on insulin would be best for me to be treating this in the most aggressive way would be greatly appreciated.
[[Most doctors would usually start with a "basal" insulin which provides a constant level of insulin and then they would give you "bolus" or fast insulin.]]
Basal insulin seems to be the most logical choose. But I asked him if that's what he was going
prescribe to me, and he said no. So I'll just have to wait and see on my next visit there. If doesn't
give me the basal. I'll be shopping around for a new doctor if any knows one here up in the Northeast.
I take a very proactive approach to this condition. Because of being prostate cancer free for two years. And also watching my mother suffer from diabetes for many years before she past away
I also eating very heathy away. So this as been a easy
transition, to this low carb. moderate good fat, high protien diet I am on. : )