My endocrinologist has recently labeled by diabetes a type 1.5 (LADA). This was based on my C-Peptide test (0.66 out of range of normal 0.8 - 3.0) and being rather thin (195 on a 6'4 frame)-->lost 25 lbs during test and diagnosis-4 months.
My main question is this. I have been feeling tired for at least 5yrs, but chalked it up to allergies. Is it possible that I have had diabetes type 2 for such a period of time that I have experienced pancreatic burnout of the beta cells and that would account for the low C-peptide test?
Should I request other blood work? GAD antibody?
My endo is so sure that I have late onset, but I am not so sure.
My numbness in my pinkie toes tell me I may have had this for a while. diagnosed with type 2 in June 2014, four days later the numbness started. Was later changed to type 1.5 based on results of C-peptide.
Any insight or guidance with this would be much appreciated.
336 fasting BG at diagnosis (12.3 A1C). June 2014
Running between 95 and 105 fasting and recent A1C registered 6.9
The 6.9 is still too high, but considering its only been 4 months I will let this one slide. Will be getting my next A1C in 2 wks. Expect it to be in the upper 5's based on recent numbers (testing close to 10 times a day).
Sorry about the long post, but just curious if any 1.5's have been reversed back to type 2 diagnosis (usually its the other way around).
Thanks for your time