I was Dx’d with Type 1.5/LADA in 2004. My endo placed me on oral medication but he said eventually I would need to be put on insulin but he didn’t know when. My time came in Jan 2008.
I assumed it would be easy learning about and using insulin but I was WRONG!
Learning how to live like a Type 1 diabetic was a little overwhelming. I was use to just popping a few pills and bam, injections. I think the hardest part for me was dealing with the Dawn Phenonmeon, basal, bolous and insulin to carb ratio, etc.; I never experienced it before. I am blessed to have found TuDiabetes right before I started using the Omnipod system. I would have been SOL. I am still learning and I think it’s kinda cool having the chance to live as a Type 1 and Type 2. I wouldn’t change being Type 1.5/LADA for the world…lol I think that’s a little weird…lol
How did you handle the switch???