Just a quick brief of my condition. Diagnosed on Oct. 2007 with a fasting BG of 210 and first started on a classic diabetic diet and Glucophage, after two months first HbA1c was 6.3, then discovered low carbing and go on with Low Carb diets. Two months later HbA1c is 5.7.
GAD antibodies are flying in the air (lab could not detect it, just wrote >30), other antibodies are slightly positive. So a classic LADA condition. Also my mom and grandmom are Type 1’s diagnosed at ages 30-40. (No LADA was known at those times) I have many other autoimmune diseases such as vitiligo, hyperthroid, pernicuous anemia…
My biggest problem with Low Carbing (or maybe sth else) is weight loss. I loose like 4-5kg (11pounds) in two months time.
I have talked with my endo and he said Low Carbing is good if I can manage my BG levels in normal range but weight loss is not acceptable. So we decided to start insulin. So that I’ll be more free to eat and maybe gain weight. His first idea was to start Lantus as basal.
Although I have read many, I really cannot understand whether to start with Basal, or Bolus or both. I’ll be glad to hear your ideas, recommendations and experiences.
Ozgur, from Ankara-Turkey