The doctor called about the results again. I went by to see the nurse and get more info.
He is more convinced now I’m not Type II. My other levels are great–cholesterol, triglycerides, thyroid is much better. He thinks I’m a newer form called Latent Autoimmue Diabetes in Adults (LADA) or slow onset Type 1. In other words, I was genetically primed to get this as a kid. What this means is my pancreas is dying. In order to test for this, I have to have a test for genetic markers. Only problem is, insurance wont cover it because the results wouldn’t change the outcome or the treatment of the progression. Simple blood tests will determine when to change to metformin and or shots. Even if I got a positive of LADA, treatment is still the same. Wait and see.
So, what does this mean? It means I may lose the functions of my major organ systems–eyes first. It means limited fertility. It means shortened life span. It means my “quality of life” may dwindle in my 50’s or 60’s.
It means I have to take control of this NOW.
Now, I’m off to run these sugar levels down.