Today I got my results back from the hospital that I have Type 1 diabetes, but the late onset auto-immune adult version.
A little history:
About 3 years ago I got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease in France during my 4th pregnancy (of which 3 ended in miscarriages). They did lots of testing and not only found extremely elevated thyroid antibodies (Anti-TPO) but also glucose levels that were too high. I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes and put on a diet. I never got to see the results as i miscarried soon after.
Fast forward to summer of 2016. Another pregnancy, again too high glucose levels. again gestational diabetes. But they couldn’t quite explain why it set in so early in the pregnancy. So after another miscarriage they decided to admit me to the hospital for a day and run a series of tests.
Of which i got the results today: I tested positive for anti-GAD. Together with consistent high fasting blood sugars (but not high enough to formally be diagnosed with full blown diabetes) and the recurring diabetes early in my pregnancies they gave me the diagnoses of LADA.
There is much information to be found on the internet but i’d really like some feedback from others in similar situations.
I’m a 32 (almost 33) year old female, not overweight, Hashimoto’s disease, Bouveret-Hoffman syndrome and Scheuermann’s disease (back problems).
Has anyone else had a similar diagnoses with similar symptoms? The doctor said i was pre-diabetic before they came with this diagnosis.
Will I be insuline dependent in the future? Or is there a chance that this won’t get worse?
Thank you all for your help and information.