Re: [IPu] Fw: [IP] Type 1.5 or LADA
There are tests that can be conducted to confirm T1.
But LADA often has a slower onset than classic T1 onset in children / young
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Precey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 3:13 PM
Subject: RE: [IPu] Fw: [IP] Type 1.5 or LADA
> Hi Shirley
> 50th birthday present. Was not told what type but sent to the endo
> immediately - typical Type 1 symptoms (4 years AFTER my son was diagnosed
> with Type 1) - endo told me I would be on insulin within 3 months but with
> very careful control, I spent 3 years on tablets before I went onto
> injections. Have been told a couple of times that I was Type 2 requiring
> insulin - after lots of research I became sure that I was (and still am,
> course) Type 1 LADA. Started pumping Mar 04 and will stay pumping as long
> I am able to handle it.
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> Hi All,
> Listed this because it gives a good summary of being diagnosed with late
> onset T1 ...
> From: "jim" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 9:31 PM
> Subject: RE: [IP] Type 1.5 or LADA
> Shirley, 6.7 ain't bad, not too much lower.
> I was diagnosed June 2005. One month before my 48th birthday. I was losing
> lot of weight, tired all the time, blurred vision, hungry and thirsty. My
> primary care Dr ran some blood work and called to I had to go to an
> Endocrinologist that day and I shouldn't wait. My fasting BG was 377 and
> A1c# was 14.1.
> The Endo I went to didn't do any follow up blood work and spent maybe 15
> minutes talking to me. He put me on Metformin and Actos gave me a BG meter
> and sent me home. He said come back in one month for a check up. My BG
> readings were not improving. I had one BG of 477 while on the pills.
> Luckily I had a follow up appt with my primary care Dr for another problem
> the next week. He asked how things were going with the diabetes and my
> treatment. When I told him the Endo diagnosed me as type 2 he was very
> and said THERE'S NO WAY. He sent me home with needles and Lantus and
> referred me to a different Endo the following week. My BG immediately
> dropped with the Lantus. A short while later they added Novolog before
> The new Endo ran the GAD and C-peptide blood work and confirmed I am type
> 1.5 or LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults). I think the first Endo
> looked at my age and assumed I was a type 2 even though I was thin and
> didn't match the type 2 profile.
> The thing that is frustrating is they say I'm still in the "Honeymoon
> phase". I started on the Animas 1250 pump June 2006 and I love it! My
> A1C before starting the pump was 6.7 and I hope to get it lower with my
> Here are my questions for anyone diagnosed type 1 after age 30.
> How old were you when you were diagnosed type 1?
> Did you have a "Honeymoon phase" and how long did it last?
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