ADA calls this idiopathic T1 diabetes. This is what I have. It’s interesting that there is no real forum here for this type because it is estimated that 50% of the diabetes in African Americans is of this type. It’s probably close to a third of all people of color who have diabetes. Here’s a link.
I’m hoping that some people out there will come out and tell me about their experiences. Diabetes is weird but this baby takes the cake. I show negative for GAD and Islet antibodies. My BMI is 22. My HDL is 75 and my trigs are 65. All my numbers are normal or better even my C-peptides are better than 1.5. Put a few carbs in me, however and it is spike city.
My readings and my endo tells me this is hereditary. I couldn’t know this because, in my family, we tend to die young. It’s a type of MODY but it seems to stay under the radar then BOOM - you die of colon cancer, heart attack or stroke.
One of things important to know about this diabetes is that it will go into a type of remission where diet and exercise will control it. I got my A1c down to 5.2 but I was on Actos which was very bad in terms of side effects. Now that I’m off it, I can see my numbers going up. One thing I do know about this is that glucosetoxicity is a problem with its attendant IR. My hope was to get my bs’s down and to the remission stage. It hasn’t happened and I know that I’m moving back up to higher numbers.
I know there are a lot of my type out there but what works for LADA, T1’s and T2’s is really applicable. What I don’t know is 'what is applicable." and what will get this thing to move down back to its remission range. Hey, I know that I’m going to be diabetic for the rest of my life but Ketosis Prone Diabetics are known to be able to move back to near normal and stay there with diet and exercise. I need to hit this spot and I want to hear from all the people that have found there way back to near normal blood sugars.