I’ve read that some people here present negative on antibodies at first, then later on, present positive. I’m curious for those who took a while, how often did you test antibodies? I’m wondering if, considering my results, it would be worth it to retest again.
Quick background: I’ve been experiencing problems with blood sugar for the past 7 months. I get postprandial spikes over 200 and sometimes have rebounds that go as low as 50. This is new for me; I did not experience fluctuations like this a year ago.
I originally got everything lab tested over 3 months ago at the beginning of August. FBG 90 and hba1c 5.2 (so that’s normal as I expected). I took an OGTT which showed 233 at 1 hour and 50 exactly at the 3rd hour. I did another OGTT with insulin which showed I made a below average amount of insulin, and same glucose response. C-peptide at the time was 0.6. No antibodies though. (Slim male. I exercise 4x/week. I eat very healthy, and gluten free btw because I do have Celiac).
For the past month, my FBG has been higher (ranges 98-106 in the morning, when previously I used to be in the mid-80s to low 90s). I realize this could just be the dawn phenomenon (well what it looks like for a very early stage LADA at least). So I decided to retake the c-peptide. I intentionally carbo-loaded heavy for the 4 days leading up to the test (definitely ate more carbs this time than last time). I got 0.6 again. The literal exact same as last time. I’m considering testing hba1c and antibodies again but I might just wait several more months to save money though.
How often did you test your antibodies? Considering my FBG is up and my c peptide is the same, would you recommend another hba1c / antibodies, or continue waiting?
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not exactly rushing or even wanting to be a diabetic. Diagnostically, I don’t even meet T2 standards (unless you count the 200+ postprandial). But I would like to get this problem under control and have a way to combat these BG spikes. And in my mind, IF I’m early LADA, I’d rather just get this out of the way with.