Hi - please forgive me if I am posting in the incorrect place.
A quick re-cap - 46 yo female, diagnosed 10 months ago with A1C of 10.7, BG of around 250+. I have responded very well to Metformin 500 mg 2x/day, and watch my carbs, test a lot, exercise, etc. A1C has done well - 10.7 to 6.7 to 5.6, most recently 6.0. FBG ranges around 110.
I got confirmation this week after GAD test that I do have LADA. (My mother has adult on set T1 since her late 40's and my uncle on paternal side had T1 as well.)
This was only my second visit with endo (PCP did not encourage me, as I was responding well, but I had a gut feeling the more I research I did and found this endo through word of mouth.) I am feeling confident in him, but know I need to be my own best advocate and really do my homework.
My question is: He has indicated that insulin is of course in my future, but will keep me on my current course for now. 3 month follow up, but call if any changes noted. Does this seem prudent? I have found some info that earlier insulin may preserve remaining beta cells, but am not sure at what point that is advised. I will review with him at my next visit - and will make an appointment sooner if advisable. I have found information that some classes of drugs (I won';t attempt to spell, but Glipizide, etc.)are not appropriate for LADAs but that doesn't seem to be the case with Metformin.
I thank you in advance for any insight!