Can the antibody tests to diagnose LADA/Type 1.5 be initially negative and months or years later be re-run and come back positive?
I know that the Rheumatoid factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis can change over time from negative to positive indicating that your RA is getting progressively stronger--definitive that you have RA.
I already have two autoimmune diseases and one disorder--Graves diseases(now hypothyroid), Rheumatoid Arthritis (found during a severe allergy attack).
The reason I am I asking is because when I saw my doctor two weeks ago, I had lost almost 40 pounds but my AlC was 6.4. At the time I was not having any diabetic symptoms and feeling good.
Last week, I started feeling really bad, but I just blew it off as it is time for my RA Remicade infusion. Really fatigued, thirsty (can't get enough water), sleepy, hungry but nauseated at the same time, feet and abdomen swollen. Eating and losing my entire lunch or dinner 30 minutes afterwards.
When I would check my blood it would be around 87 - 89 or 103, but I would be so shaky like I was having a hypoglycemic reaction and needed sugar.I had to eat a candy bar because I was losing vision and sweating.There is a strong genetic link for diabetes in my family on both sides--mother, maternal grandparents, parental grandmother (who also had thyroid and RA diseases).