Hi all -
I received my infusion today and talked with my rheumy about the auto-antibodies tests. He said he couldn't run the tests but did suggest another endo for me to see. My rheumy feels I need someone who is more comfortable handle complex cases (multi-autoimmune diagnoses) and willing to research what is needed to get me back on track.
He also pointed out either way secondary diabetes or LADA leads me to the path of insulin and that something needs to be done rather than drag out the process (since May '13 with my GP and August '13 with my current endo).
The doctor he's suggested is not in my neighborhood but about 20 miles out and they share patients due to autoimmune issues. The other option is to head to the medical center about 30 miles into downtown for more clinical assistance. The rheumy prepared me there is a slim chance that is his colleague may refer me into the medical center, highly unlikely.
It's really strange no one (GP or endo) would want to do the auto-antibodies tests. The rheumy says the new endo may do them due to my medical history, but he couldn't say for sure.