About

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.

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.

2 Responses to About

  1. Colleen says:

    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!

  2. Katy says:

    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.

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