I've been diagnosed for 3 years, but correctly diagnosed as LADA for about 1 and 1/2. My last A1C was 6.3 which I feel good about but would like to get a bit lower. I eat moderately low carb (about 100 a day) as I'm a vegetarian and I feel good about the choices I make for diet.
Lately I've noticed a pattern that seems a bit odd, but who knows, maybe it's pretty typical, of Type 1's in general, or LADAs in particular. I'll go along for a couple weeks getting mostly good numbers, with the occasional isolated high or low. My basal dose at that time is usually 13 of Lantus split in two. Then out of the blue I start getting lots of unexplained lows or unexplained highs. I slowly increase or decrease my basal accordingly (getting down to about 10 and up to about 15.). That works for awhile and then the same thing happens and I have to readjust again.
My question is, is this typical Type 1 vacillations? Or, to you LADAs, have you experienced this and do you think it is the "pancreas spurts" we sometimes get before our pancreas gives out completely? I've heard that concept mentioned but never heard anyone give examples of how they experienced it. I had two c-peptides when I got my type confirmed (two different labs). One was .38 and the other .70. That was about a year ago March, so I wasn't producing much insulin even then. Any thoughts or experiences like this?