Do you treat Lada like a 2 diabetes?

By LRD Latest Reply 2017-12-29 09:42:52 -0600
Started 2017-09-13 07:41:13 -0500

I was wondering if the treatment for Lada is the same for Type 2? I am still not convinced that I am a 2, but I wonder if the doctors are not being trained in finding the Lada.

18 replies

robinata 2017-12-26 05:08:34 -0600 Report


LRD 2017-12-29 09:42:52 -0600 Report

Back on site. I understand LADA is closer to a 1. They don't know much about it. It is rather new here in the US. The United Kingdom is more knowledgeable on this. Sorry for the delay. Been busy. Linda

WASHED OUT 2017-10-12 21:42:32 -0500 Report

Sorry you have taken so long to learn the truth LRD. Sometimes you have to push for the answers when things don't work like they should, your doctor wasn't doing their job correctly. Hopefully now you can be on the right treatments and learn how to gain more control of your diabetes. We have to handle it before it handles us. On another site I have signed up on a program for blood draws so they can break down the autoimmune problem at the DNA level so that doctors and labs can learn how to help others that follow after us. It may be too late to help me but it is not too late to help others who later will be diagnosed.

GabbyPA 2017-09-18 10:27:34 -0500 Report

I think it is mistaken for type 2 far more often, but the treatment is different because your body is leaning more to type 1 where your insulin productions is impaired. From reading the other responses, it sounds like its' time for a second opinion.

LRD 2017-10-12 06:49:37 -0500 Report

Thanks. I heard it is seen as a 1. I was also told by a nurse to see an immunologist since my cells are being attacked. Thanks.

WASHED OUT 2017-10-12 21:51:15 -0500 Report

So far there has been nothing that can be done to stop a autoimmune problem. Hopefully someday they can.

Luis65 2017-09-13 11:37:40 -0500 Report

Has your doc ran GAD & C-Peptide tests? The GAD determines is there are Beta Cell destroying antibodies, if positive for the antibodies that mean LADA. The C-Peptide test determines how much insulin you pancreas is producing.

What makes you think you might me LADA?

LRD 2017-09-15 08:22:11 -0500 Report

I think she has, but I should probably get the test results, papers, from her. Can I tell by seeing the results? Thanks for your help.

Luis65 2017-09-15 16:57:53 -0500 Report

Normal C-peptide is 1.1 - 5. Less then 1.1 means you are not making enough insulin. The higher numbers, I am thinking that the pancreas is healthy but the patient is insulin resistant so the beta cells secrete more insulin. Any thing above the reference number on GAD is indicating positive for Beta cell destroying antibodies, which means Type 1 or LADA (autoimmune)

tmana 2017-09-28 06:44:10 -0500 Report

I have been told by medical doctors that both of these will show within the non-type-1/non-LADA reference ranges through the end of the honeymoon period. This suggests that LADA may not be able to be diagnosed until, well, after the honeymoon period.

LRD 2017-09-29 11:19:45 -0500 Report

This new endo finally told me that I was autoimmune. To find out more about the disease, where should I go?

Vhm 2017-10-07 09:07:49 -0500 Report

Ask your new endo. If you have positive Gad65 you are autoimmune. The new endo should be able to give you information about what to do and how to handle.

haoleboy 2017-09-13 09:15:25 -0500 Report

yes. until the time comes that your pancreas no longer produces sufficient insulin and you require injections.
just my understanding and you should probably be seeing an endocrinologist
☮ Steve

LRD 2017-09-13 10:05:38 -0500 Report

I am on injections once a day with Lantus, but wonder whether she is treating me right. I guess I could ask, but wonder how to go about it. Don't want to make her mad.

haoleboy 2017-09-13 10:41:22 -0500 Report

be as informed about the disease as you can, be polite and respectful. and be open about your concerns.
your body, your life … you are in charge

LRD 2017-09-15 08:23:47 -0500 Report

Don't feel like it as one doctor told me not to call. She still sees me, but told me not to call. I think this is poor. Never heard a business telling customers not to call.