Hi all. I’m a 47 year old woman who was just diagnosed with LADA last week. My a1c was 6.8 and GAD antibodies were positive. I didn’t have any trouble getting my GP to test for antibodies, as I don’t fit the “normal” T2 profile, and, most relevantly, my son was diagnosed with T1 at age 3 (he’s now 16).
She is referring me to an endo, and I’m just curious as to what to expect at my first appointment, and what they are likely to recommend. I’ve been someone else’s pancreas for 13 years, so I honestly don’t need any education in management. My son has had a pump and sensor virtually from the beginning (originally Medtronic, occasionally Omnipod, and currently has a t-slim and Dex G6), so I’m familiar with the options.
What is the sort of “standard” protocol for newly diagnosed LADA folks? I’m guessing they will want to start me on insulin, but is it likely to be only long-acting at first? If I’m on insulin, I want a CGM for sure, but if I’m just on long-acting, I’d be okay with shots for now. Once they want me to start dosing at meals, I want a pump for sure. Honestly, I think the most stressful thing for me right now is not knowing how long it will take me to get my endo to realize that I am not your typical newly diagnosed patient and that I just need to be pointed in the right direction…
Anyone with LADA want to share their experience or have words of encouragement for me?