Hi there! I have already posted this on Diabetic South Africans Facebook page, but thought I’d post it to you guys too…
Hey guys! Just wondering whether there is anyone who has LADA or MODY diabetes and how you were diagnosed? My GP diagnosed me as type 2 (6 months ago) but here’s the problem – I am 25 years old and 56 kg, no history of diabetes in my family; diet for the majority of my life has been excellent, (the last few years as a student haven’t been too healthy but I think that’s pretty normal) and I was very active with gymnastics and sports since I was 4 years old, again the last 3 years I have been lazy due to studies but up till then I was super active.
Is there anyone else who has experienced this? It seems so strange to me… thinking I need a second opinion, glucose tolerance proved there is definitely insulin resistance but I’m wondering if I have one of the more unusual ones. I didn’t crash hard enough for type 1. I’m on Type 2 diabetes medication once a day but i think my sugars are gradually creeping up slightly since diagnosis in January; anyone got some advice for me or a story to share?
The other thing is that I have read about 600 calorie daily diet possibly reversing diabetes but at 56 kg i’m not sure this is safe for me.. i’m frustrated because I am young and not overweight, and everything i can find on type 2 relates to losing weight which I don’t need to do. So frustrated right now. *What is going on??* Thanks!
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