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Old 02-27-2015, 21:05   #1
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I asked my doctor about testing c-peptides, GAD, etc, and he said it would be very inappropriate. I'm already on Metformin and close to ZERO carbs, but my glucose still rises slowly month to month. WHAT NOW?


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New doc or go with online labs?

My contention is that if your doc is uncooperative, then he doesn't deserve your business. He's getting paid after all, and if you aren't being cared for as you see fit, then find someone who WILL care for you properly. Plus many if not most docs don't know squat about treating diabetes.




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See (get a referral to?) an Endocrinologist?

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My old doctor wouldn't listen to me at all. I knew something was wrong and was pretty sure I had LADA not type 2. I tested at her surgery with very high blood sugar and ketones so this could have got nasty quite quickly. I went to another doctor for a second opinion and she saw the same red flag that I did and sent me to an endo. He did the tests and and I had a positive result for gad antibodies, hence a diagnosis of LADA. I thank my lucky stars that, like you, I was on nearly no cabs or I am pretty sure I would have woken up in hospital with keno-acidosis. Please don't let him/her fob you off and take action sooner rather than later. Good luck. I didn't realize how unwell I felt until I got onto an appropriate insulin regime and soon felt better! Good luck

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New doc or go with online labs?
Plus many if not most docs don't know squat about treating diabetes.
It certainly seems that way. This area doesn't have much choice in docs tho. They all belong to the same monopoly which has even bought out the only (previously good) hospital left. =(

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In many states you can order your own tests online. You have your blood drawn at a contracted laboratory and you get the results yourself--if they indicate LADA you can show them to your doctor. Look online for your state to see if it's possible.

These tests are not covered by insurance--you'll have to pay out of pocket.

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In many states you can order your own tests online. You have your blood drawn at a contracted laboratory and you get the results yourself--if they indicate LADA you can show them to your doctor. Look online for your state to see if it's possible.

These tests are not covered by insurance--you'll have to pay out of pocket.
None anywhere near me

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I was hospitalized 3x last April until they did the GAD test and I am now on insulin. I was literally dying a slow death because they did NOT test me. BTW, They are now ready to settle out of court for 'serious concerns about their standard of care". The GAD test is a simple blood test. It'll tell you everything. I cannot encourage you to find someone/anyone to do the test! LADA is nothing to put off. Without insulin, you die. I know, I almost did. I am very healthy now and 2 months after insulin my A1C was 5.4. I only take 1 unit with meals as long as I eat LCHF. Insulin is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. And having normal BS readings are a huge bonus!! Even if I mess up I have a means to bring it down. Find someone.....
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Did you ask why they refuse to order those tests?

"It is inappropriate" is not a reason.

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Did you ask why they refuse to order those tests?

"It is inappropriate" is not a reason.
They will not order the tests if the insurance company refuses to pay for them. Normally the young will get those test, if your older than 40 they assume you have type 2 diabetes. I'm not really, my treatment is the same as a type 1 diabetic. Maybe in some Type 2's that take medications beside insulin, it might be useful. For me, it's apparent my body makes some insulin, because I don't need rapid acting when I was taking metformin.

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