I could use a sanity check from some steadier hands than I.
I was diagnosed with LADA about 5 months ago. I’m 31 years old. I am positive for antibodies and am honeymooning on metformin and actos. My sugars are getting to be pretty good, for now. A1C isn’t stable and indicative yet, as I am still settling into my meds. I’ve gone from 215 pounds down to 175 in 3 months and am 5’10. I’ve been stable at 175 for about a month now.
I’m moving due to work, so I’m changing my Endo this month. So I don’t really have a trusted long term doctor. Nor will I for a while. I don’t know who I’ll end up with once I settle, and it takes time to build that kind of trust and familiarity.
Anyhow, my Mother died from Pancreatic Cancer about 6 years ago at the age of 55, which is young for that disease. There really is no history of diabetes or pancreactic cancer in the family before she and I. They felt, at the time, that her pancreatic cancer was a result of radiation therapy that she was administered for Hodgkins disease, many years ago. However, I am having doubts about that explanation now.
Given the known (but only recently noticed) links between diabetes and pancreatic cancer, and my current onset for “unknown reasons,” and my Mother’s case of pancreatic cancer, and my rather fast weight loss, do you all think I should be pushing for screening for pancreatic cancer? If I really want it, I’m going to have to push hard I think. Or am I simply overreacting? This is all rather new to me and I’m having trouble providing my own sanity check.