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.