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Author Topic: any other LADAs???  (Read 488 times)

Offline foxl

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any other LADAs???
« on: March 08, 2016, 02:40:40 PM »
Hi, I like to do things right, so here I got both kinds of diabetes, or maybe one or the other but not sure ...

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Re: any other LADAs???
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 06:20:35 PM »
This is a new shop. Give people some time and I'm sure you'll have company.
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Re: any other LADAs???
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 02:46:09 AM »
Sorry to be so late to this, Foxl!

Early on in my little adventure I received a diagnosis of type 1.5, however it was shortly revised to type 1 at the end of my "honeymoon" period, labs, especially the GAD 65 antibody test and a few bouts of DKA. Also, Metformin didn't work.

I think a large part of the confusion was that I was 60-years old at onset.

I no longer recall exactly the difference between 1 and 1.5 and I suspect that confusion is shared by doctors and insurance companies many of whose diagnostic categories seem still not to recognize 1.5.

Well, in any event, treatment with insulin is largely the same, I believe.