I was diagnosed with ‘pre-diabetes’ a couple years ago and didn’t take it nearly serious enough. Eight months ago I lost 25 pounds for no apparent reason and was drinking gallons of water and diet coke. I still didn’t think much of it. I was actually proud of myself for losing weight and drinking lots of liquids.
Just as a fluke, I checked my BG a few times just before I went in to see my doc for a normal scheduled checkup. Three readings in the mid-400’s! I was still pretty clueless.
My doc wasn’t so thrilled about my weight loss and thirst. When I gave her my BG log, she gave me that look. She immediately put me on Humalog and two weeks later added Lantus to the regime. I had a CT scan to rule out pancreas problems. I’m now injecting 25U Lantus and on a sliding-scale for the Humalog (5 to 10u per meal). My BG still bounces around quite a bit, and I feel like I’m really not making much progress in stabilizing,
I’m thrilled to have found this website and this group. I guess the only way to really find out is to visit an endo, but what are the tell-tale signs of LADA? I’ve never gotten a really good answer from my GP… she called it something like adult-onset insulin-dependent diabetes. I’ve assumed it was type-2.
Now I need to find a good Endo!