I have recently been diagnosed with a late onset Type 1 diabetes. I have only been on this forum for a couple of weeks but have learned so much already and received so much fantastic feedback, for which I wanted to say a big thank you!
Since I seem to be in my "honeymoon period" at the moment I have very little insulin requirements a long as I stick to a low carb diet. I do not have to use basal insulin (YET) and only inject for meals that have a fair amount of carbs, which is not very often.
So I have it relatively easy at the moment I would say, so easy in fact that I am starting to wonder how I will cope when "the other shoe finally drops" , the beta cells are finally giving up and I will be a full blown T1 diabetic. Which is why I would LOVE it if other people who have gone through a similar experience and have now left their honeymoon behind would share their stories. I am a little bit scared that it gets very overwhelming once the LADA progresses. Did you find it very hard go through that "second transition"? Or was it a smooth progression and didnt really change much for you- meaning with or without the honeymoon it could be managed in a similar way?
I guess I am mainly scared of handling low BG, or extremely high ones, or feeling that I cannot do certain things as easily anymore once I have exogenous insulin in my body around the clock.
How much more challenging does it get? Thank you so much in advance for sharing!