A little background – my mom was dx’d with type 1 at age 17 (40 something years ago). My 9 year old son was dx’d with type 1 at 9 months old. And I was diagnosed with who knows what kind of diabetes a little over 2 years ago when I participated in the Trial Net research study. I had ALL of the antibodies for type 1 (no surprise there given my family history), and I went on to do the OGTT every 6 months for 2 years. In 2007, my numbers were all of a sudden high, and I was dx’d with diabetes. I’ve been honeymooning for the last 2 years and only taking lantus once a day.
The TrialNet doctors and my endo at the time all said it was definitely type 1 because I had the antibodies. My new endo now is calling it LADA. What’s the difference? Once I read that LADAs have the antibodies for type 1 but also show insulin resistance like type 2. Is that correct? (I don’t have any characteristics of type 2. I also have hashimotos and celiac. Autoimmune city here.)
Can you go from LADA to type 1 once you’re out of the honeymoon? I’m asking because I got the H1N1 virus and I think my honeymoon ended yesterday. Literally. I’m over the virus pretty much and my numbers are high. I’ve broken my own personal records for high numbers! I knew the honeymoon was starting to end because my last A1C had gone up. But it’s pretty abruptly ended now I think!
So do I have LADA, or just type 1 with a long honeymoon – is there a difference? Not that it matters – I’m still going to have to start counting carbs and taking insulin! Just wondering what other LADA’s have experienced.