2 year anniversary update

Hello all,

I have been absent in quite a while other than occassional browsing. October marks the second anniversary of my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, for what it's worth, here's my story. By the way,I'm a 53 year old male and have never had insulin.

I just had my annual physical and other than being diagnosed type 1 there where no concerns. I had an eye exam right after diagnosis and everything was OK. I was experiencing what I consider moderate neropathy and loss of energy.

Dr. Bernstien was discovered within a week of diagnosis and I started low carbing on Nov. 1 2011. I'm 5'7" and weighed 220lbs, A1c 5.7, fasting bs 130. Lipid panel was HDL 42, LDL 160, Try 155. Positive GAD antibodies. Blood pressure 155/95. I lost 50 lbs in about 6 months then gained back ten lbs over the next 3 months or so and the weight has been stable plus or minus 3 lbs since.I was presribed Statins and Licinopril.

Year two, October 2012 my numbers were, weight, 182lbs, A1c 5.1,fasting bs 118(I was typically between 90-105 every morning during year two).Lipid panel HDL 64, LDL 119, Try 55. Nice! Once again BP was in the same 160/95 range and was prescribed BP meds and Statins. I tryed the BP meds but not the statins. I did not stay on the BP meds.

This recent physical showed no issues other than higher than normal BP 150/90. A1c 5.4, fasing bs 110,( during year 2 my home fasting tests ranged from 95 to 118)Lipids HDL 62, LDL 151, Try 72.

I'm hanging in there but can see the slow progression of LADA. Any thoughts or questions from the community are welcome.

What is LADA..sounds like you have great control, is the BP checked only at the Dr office or doe you do it at home?

LADA is adult onset Type 1 diabetes, generally is slower progessing than juvinile Type 1. I was diagnosed in he early stages. Yes I check my BS at home, I am limited to 50 strips a month, I sheck every morning and use the 20 or so extras to check after meals. The highest I've seen post meal is 156, generally I am in the 110-130 range. Bear in mind, my pancrease is still sputtrering insulin and rarely exceed 30g of carbs per day, likely never exceed 50g in a day.