Hello all. Its my first post to any group here. Please be patient with me.
I share a similar story to so many other LADAs. It took several people looking at me saying, “You don’t look like a type 2 diabetic,” and 2 years on Metformin before someone pushed me to get bloodwork. The Endocrinologist I finally got into said that I had been “honeymooning” on the Metformin, but after C-Peptide testing, GADA testing and the like, I was “clearly” LADA.
So what I’m asking here is, “how do you know when your remaining insulin production has fallen off another ‘cliff’?” I was on Metformin for about 2 years when my sugars then suddenly started to climb, without gain in weight and without change in diet. Now I’ve been on Humalog for 1 year (Omnipod pump user), and I feel like I may be falling again.
What are other people’s experiences with this? How long was it before you had to make basal/bolus/ratio adjustments? And what was your first “sign”?
Thanks in advance