Hi all! I’m Luis and I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Feb '16. While I was in the ICU, my wife starting doing research online and learned about LADA. When we talked to my doc of over 15 years about it, he said “Oh, don’t believe what you read on the internet.” He was firm about me being a T2 diabetic simply because I’m Latino and slightly overweight.
Eventually, we found a new medical team that tested me for antibodies and I found out that I’m Type 1.5 LADA (and this has been confirmed with additional GAD and C-Peptide tests over the last 2+ years). I’m still on my honeymoon, and I’ve been able to maintain a 6.2 - 6.4 A1C after 8 months of diagnosis (was 12.8 at Dx, brought it down to the 6’s 6 months later).
I was on MDI (Levemir & Novalog) until about a month ago, when I finally got a Dexcom G5 and Omnipod. I’m discovering new ways of managing my BGLs using this combination that I wasn’t able to do with just MDI and my Glucometer! I’m a bit of a techy person (I build and modify my own audio equipment) but know my limits, so I look forward to learning more about control using the Dex and Omnipod from more advanced users!