Hello, I am new here and have a number of questions.
I am currently being tested for LADA. I have been monitoring my BG and I spike after meals. I am seeing a Naturopath that is great but info about LADA seems to be limited and many recommendations still seem to be to treat it like Type 2. I was on Alpha Lipoic Acid for a very short time. I stopped taking it after reading about it triggering Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome in some people. The neuropathy in my feet did go away while on it and has not returned. I have since read that Sulphonylureas are counter-indicated in LADA. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a sulphur containing antioxidant. Does anyone know if Alpha Lipoic Acid will cause more rapid beta cell burnout?
I have read Dr. Bernstein's book, Diabetes Solution. Based on his book I think I may need per meal insulin. My Dr sent me some presentation nntes that would indicate treatement with long acting insulin. I think I know the answer to this but can anyone tell me what I should be looking for in treatment if my fasting BG is normal, spikes after meals but returns to normal within a couple of hours. I peak about an hour after eating.
Since discovering my BG's were spiking I have been trying to eat low carb but 3 grams of carb will raise my BG 15mg/dL. There isn't much a person can eat with only 3 grams of carb. I have been eating mostly salad, meat and dairy. I like what Dr. Bernstein has to say about low carb/high protein for normalizing BG. I have also read some other diets for diabetics. There is a person who is advocating a highly alkalizing diet and another person promoting a nutrient dense diet. I like aspects of both of these as well. Does anyone have info on bring these together? I have multiple food sensitivities so I am concerned about overeating in the egg and dairy department.
Finally any advice on how to find an endo that is up on LADA? I saw an endo. He said he would order the GAD65 for me but I would have to pay for it myself because he said he couldn't give me a diagnosis for insurance purposes until my BG was over 200. I told him I didn't want to let it get to that point. My Naturopath ordered the GAD65 and a bunch of other tests. If it comes back I have LADA as I suspect I don't want to go back to this endo. I live in Minnesota but am close to North Dakota.