I was diagnosed last December with diabetes. Type has never really been discussed, but I'm being treated as Type 2: diet, exercise, metformin. I was slightly overweight at diagnosis, 5'3 and 152lbs. Have since lost 30lbs and am now normal weight. My initial HbA1c was 12.5. At 6 months it was 6.5. Just had another yesterday which I suspect will be a little lower judging from increasingly better FBG numbers. So the treatment is apparently working.
However, never having been obese and having absolutely no history of type 2 (or type 1, for that matter) on either side of my family, I'm thinking now that I'm probably not type 2 at all. On the other hand, there is a strong history of autoimmune disorders in my family. My mother has rheumatoid arthritis as did my grandfather. My identical twin sister died from complications of Scleroderma, also an autoimmune disease. That seems to strongly suggest I have LADA.
So the questions are, is the success of the current treatment a "honeymoon"? As long as the numbers are good and trending down would the doctor be inclined to start insulin treatment if tests confirmed LADA or just stick with the current treatment until and unless it stops working?