I have been trolling these discussions trying to find a place to reach out for support. Many posts that are suitable haven’t had activity for over 6 years. So here I am…
I am 52 and was diagnosed earlier this year. I have always been small, active and a good eater, so when diagnosis showed up I was confused, really angry, and quite upset. Now I have the true diagnosis of LADA, and am in the honeymoon phase. I have been taking oral meds (Metformin and Januvia) because they insisted I am T2D despite being GAD+. I still have some insulin, though I know my pancreas will give up on me any time. My biggest problem is that I can’t keep weight on… I am losing despite eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. I think it’s from not eating enough calories (I use myFitnessPal) but restricting carbs I find it hard to find things to eat and keep me sated.
I desperately don’t want to start insulin, though my endo told me 90% eventually have to use it. I hate monitoring my BS and worrying about it. I hate this disease and am having trouble accepting it.