wrote today about the difficulty of finding information after her T1.5 diagnosis. I can relate to that. She also wrote about the exasperation in finding info/support for ADULTS with T1. I can relate to that, too. Finding anything about LADA, Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, was even tougher. It’s like an invisible disease. It’s interesting, just like the children with T1 who become adults with T1, us LADAs, once we’re through with our honeymoon, also are adults with T1. I commented to Cherise that there have been times I wished I could borrow someone’s d-mom. I think it would have helped. Thank goodness for your blogs, along with DD and TuD!
I don’t go into the LADA/1.5 stuff anymore. It’s just too weird to explain. Although, when people find out I have diabetes, I’m awed by the standard reply, “You don’t look like a diabetic.” Ummm, just what does a diabetic person look like? I usually just respond that I’m an old lady with juvenile diabetes and drop it. TV ads for diabetes haven’t done any of us any favors. News reports about diabetes are even worse. I’ve read blogs where parents are asked if they have given their children too much sugar (!#@!#@). I have friends with T2, they don’t “look” diabetic either, in my opinion.