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Last October I was in shock when I heard that I have diabetes. I

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I must tell you that there's not enough research about when you should start insulin with patients with LADA. Some doctors prescribe them from the very beginning. But the fact is that your pancreas still has some working cells ( if you have LADA they will be progressively destroyed), but while they are there working sulfonylurea can have its effect. What you should do to prevent hypoglycemia is not skip any meals, and until it is clear what treatment you will receive you can better check your BG more frequently. It can also be that the dose you have for sulfonylurea is too high, so if you cannot avoid them with a proper diet, call your doctor and may he will ask you to take a lower dose. The fact that you have hypo's now with sulfonylurea doesn't mean that in the future you won't need insulin, especially if he confirms that you have LADA. A lot of non-obese type 2 diabetics actually are LADA types that are misdiagnosed. So worse than having LADA is having it and being treated as type 2. Very good that you went to an endocrinologist!

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It looks that many researchers believe that latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA) is a subtype of type 1 diabetes and has been called type 1.5 diabetes. It is thought that diabetes occurs on a continuum, with LADA laying between the two more common diabetes diagnoses. Many times LADA patients are diagnosed with type 2 because they are older than typical type 1 diabetics and that they are still producing some insulin. Most of the time, LADA can be treated by diet, exercise, and losing excess body fat. Oral meds may be prescribed as needed. Eventually, insulin therapy will be initiated once the pancreas no longer produces insulin. Preventing hypos is a matter of watching your blood sugars closely and making sure you eat the carbs you need.
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It looks that many researchers believe that latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA) is a subtype of type 1 diabetes and has been called type 1.5 diabetes.  It is thought that diabetes occurs on a continuum, with LADA laying between the two more common diabetes diagnoses. Many times LADA patients are diagnosed with type 2 because they are older than typical type 1 diabetics and that they are still producing some insulin.  Most of the time, LADA can be treated by diet, exercise, and losing excess body fat.  Oral meds may be prescribed as needed.  Eventually, insulin therapy will be initiated once the pancreas no longer produces insulin.  Preventing hypos is a matter of watching your blood sugars closely and making sure you eat the carbs you need. 

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