I'm looking for recommendations for physicians who are familiar with LADA / Type 1.5 diabetes. I'm in the Lakeland area (between Orlando and Tampa on I-4), but am willing to travel quite a ways in FL to see someone who is really good. (Sarasota, Jacksonville, Ocala...anywhere!)
I guess I am technically "pre-diabetes", but feel I am getting wobblier and wobblier...
I haven't yet been diagnosed as "diabetic" by any physician, but my primary care doctor has been monitoring my A1C for several years. I also had a GAD test run in March of this year (results = 12.8).
That test was run because I have two other autoimmune conditions and talked my primary care doc into running at least one antibody test to see if I had type 1 diabetes (or LADA / 1.5...still learning).
I test my blood sugar levels in the morning at this point. For a long while, I was averaging somewhere between 75-100. As of late, they are creeping up in to the 120's and today the 130's.
I would like to see a physician who is familiar with LADA / Type 1.5, and who could run all the appropriate tests to see where I "am" and whether treatment is recommended. I'd rather not wait until things get really bad before seeking a diagnosis and treatment.
It's a bit overwhelming knowing who to go to. My primary doctor has been pressuring me to start Metformin for a few years now.
It's challenging to find a competent doctor who is willing to look at the whole picture proactively. I hope to find some good recommendations here!
I'm loving the TuDiabetes community already...