I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 in March, 2005, following a routine blood test. My PCP had been checking it (my BG) for years and watching as it crept up…
Saw an endo (#1) who said, no, you probably have LADA, but we’ll follow the Type 2 protocol as it will be several years before you need insulin.
After a very! frustrating several years… I saw Endo #2 who did the GAD65 test and pronounced me a Type 1 Diabetic.
I started using the Animas Ping Pump in December, 2009.
So what the heck is LADA Diabetes?
Several other people have done a much better job explaining LADA.
- Amy at Diabetes Mine – Clarifying LADA
- Jenny at Diabetes Update – The LADA Epidemic. What’s Going On Here?
- Diabetes Forecast – LADA, or Type 1.5 Diabetes
I’m a wife, a mom (they grew up), a former Special Education teacher, an Army Brat and now (who’d have thought???) a church secretary.
We live in New Hampshire but have also lived in Richmond, Va. and Overland Park, Ks.
I would love not to work full time but guess what… health insurance is a necessary part of my life now.
I love being a blogger. I love my blogging friends.
So, I saw your blog on the bittersweet site, for Diabetes Blog week and just had to look you up – my name is also Colleen, I am also a LADA, I am 55, dxd at 54, and grew up as an Air Force brat, wear a Ping and a Dexcom. Way too many things in common. I too love blogging – great outlet on those frustrating days and also on the days of rejoicing! I’d be honored if you’d meander over to my blog too 🙂 lifeinladaland.wordpress.com Keep up the great blogging!
Hi! I have a son with Type 1, and was just diagnosed myself at age 42. I’m just finding my way around the LADA blogs, and I’m so glad I found yours.
Hi, I’m type 1 but LADA interests me quite a bit. We all deal with many of the same diabetes frustrations when it comes down to it. I work with Veterans and see a lot of LADA in the cases. Many of them are misdiagnosed as type 2 initially as well. That must have been a very frustrating few years until they got you on a proper insulin regimen. Looking forward to reading your blog!
T1D 50 years 🙂 I like hearing from other STRONG people about our diabetes and how we deal with it.