The last week has been an eventful one for me, so I want to be transparent with you.
Three years ago, I learned that I had type 2 diabetes after a follow-up appointment for another health issue. The news shocked me, and I struggled to accept the news. Through faith in an awesome God and a strong support system, I have overcome many challenges associated with my condition and kept my numbers in range.
Since last summer, I've learned that there are people in the diabetes community who are misdiagnosed as type 2 when they have latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.
The more I researched about this phenomenon, the more I found that I fit many of the characteristics. I've also learned many patients struggled to get their healthcare providers to take the GAD autoantibody test to confirm their condition.
My endocrinologist was able to perform an autoantibody test for me and I received the results last night. This morning, I received confirmation from my endocrinologist: I have LADA.
I'm fine mentally. I'm relieved now that I know what's wrong. But most of all, I'm grateful and blessed that my endocrinologist listened to me.
For Wellness Wednesday, I want to urge everybody with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes to check their GAD autoantibodies to make sure their diagnosis is correct. Diabetes misdiagnosis can make your condition worse, increase your risk of complications, and prevent you from getting the right treatment.
The following articles will give you more information about GAD autoantibodies and diabetes, which can help you make the best decision for you:
🔹How do GAD antibodies affect diabetes?🔹
🔹What You Need to Know About Type 1.5 Diabetes🔹
🔹Is It Possible for Type 2 Diabetes to Turn into Type 1?🔹
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