I don’t have much to add. . . Our daughter has had type 1 for the last 13 years, diagnosed at 11. I have had type 1 (LADA) since January, being diagnosed at 61. Our son was diagnosed in February of this year at the age of 26. For him it also seems of LADA as he’s only using daily long-acting insulin.
in all our cases, if we don’t get insulin, we’ll die. Folks don’t often get that!
When I was diagnosed, I had lost about 30 pounds, my eyesight was affected and my blood glucose was 450 (A1c at 11). Doctor gave me insulin to get my level down and sent me home with metformin. We tried that for a week, but no results. Insulin worked.
Funny thing? My doctor really didn’t care if it was type 1 or type 2. (Please don’t bash my doctor. I think he’s great and mean no ill will.) My regular internist only cared about my blood glucose control. Well, I knew immediately what to do! No more sugar, refined carbs, and focus on low glycemic index foods.
Endocrinologist did the whole antibody thing and told me my condition is type 1, it’s LADA, that my honeymoon will linger, but that I need to be mindful of changing insulin needs, etc.
I get it!
What I don’t get is our societies need to support strange public health initiatives! I mean our governor is all focused on the economic development associated with the micro-brew beer industry! Thankfully, I quit drinking 15 years ago!
good luck in your blog. Post the link in this thread if it gets up and running!