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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by haptagud, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. haptagud

    haptagud · Member

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    Hello all,

    Newly diagnosed, 2 weeks, currently on Lantus (10u in the evening) which has helped lower my morning numbers and my spikes after eating seem more controllable. Now my doc has diagnosed me as Type 1 and I have visit to the endocrinologist tomorrow that may or not change this and or my meds.

    Finally onto my suggestion, this forum and website has been great. I've read loads of great topics which has got me thinking that I maybe more MODY or LADA than Type 1. Which is where I feel the Forum could benefit from some small changes, sorry if these have been mentioned before. But as it stands at the moment there are sections for Type 1 and Gestational diabetes but for "Type 1.5" and Type 2 there is nothing. I feel that it would really benefit from individual sections for the different diabetic types, subsections for diet, technology and so on.
     
  2. chocoholic

    chocoholic · Well-Known Member

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    Hi haptagud,
    I'm a LADA type myself and I know how hard it is finding specific info. for that BUT when I spoke to my specialist he said I should consider myself a Type 1, as that is how I am now labelled and treated.I queried being a Type 1.5 but he didn't seem to want to recognise that label, saying it is far better for me to be treated as a Type 1. Although there seem to be lots of general short 'pieces' written about what LADA is, it does seem the case that LADA's receive the same treatment as Type 1's and this is probably why many diabetic forums do not have a specific bit for us 'odd' ones.
    Other than an explanation of what LADA is, I don't think there would be much for discussion that would differ from that on other Type 1 forums.IYSWIM.
     
  3. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Hi haptagud.

    Take your point but we try not to differentiate too much as it does tend to create a division. As chocoholic says you will get answers here on all areas from the experts.

    So I can't really see any benefit in creating yet another section or two.
    There is also a lot of crossover between all types - so we would probably end up just repeating our answers again and again in different places.

    You could pm the Administrator and see what the view is there ?

    Ken.
     
  4. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    IMO MODY is rare enough that a link to the world's leading research site is probably the best plan

    http://www.ex.ac.uk/diabetesgenes/index.htm

    LADA is probably similar enough to Type 1 except for the later onset and often slower progression that you'd probably be better off in the Type 1 forum (I don't know, I don't use it personally, but that's what happens elsewhere)
     
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