Continuation of first note. Like I do. Now she has one or two relatively minor complications. We both our overweight and our management of Diabetes has been about the same. Probably not so great over the years. Particularly as we got older. What I find interesting is why she has barley any complication and I was hit like a ton of bricks. Her therory is that maybe I should have gone on Insulin a lot earlier than I did. My endo at the time pushed me to go on Insulin for about 1-3 years befor I actually did. As they didn't test for GAD anrtibodies back then, maybe I should have been on Insulin at least 5 years before I actually did go on it. I would appreciate any of your thoughts or insights.
Just a quick note to say hi! Also, I saw one of your answers on the forum and it intriqued me. I am a type 1.5 Diabetic. Technically it is a term that is not used often. What it means basically is that I started as a type 2 about 27 years ago and at some point I developed GAD antibodies. That makes my disease autoimmune. I have been exculisvely on Insulin for 13 years now and have been on Insulin pump infusion for about 4 years. I have many serious complications due to my Diabetes. Some of which include severe neuropathy, heart failure, kidney disease, retonapthy, anemia and others. My sister who was diagnosed about one year after me, also was diagnosed initially as a type 2. She has never had GAD antibody tests so we don't know if she has LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)
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