For the past week or so I’ve been thinking a lot about LADA and its treatment. I touched base with others who share my diagnosis and one thing I heard a couple of times was “I recommend you get off the gliclazide and to start bolusing”.
The more I think about it, the more I feel like this is something I want to try. Gliclazide is a good drug that helps my pancreas produce more insulin. Taking it with carb heavy meals does help to keep tighter control. It also results in hypo sensitivity during exercise because there is no ‘dosage button’ for my organs. I can’t predict what it will do. On low activity days the gliclazide is not always enough.
I am eating to cover my insulin on exercise heavy days and other LADAs have reported that their control is better off the gliclazide and on bolus. Eating to cover insulin is not what a diabetic should do, and it’s a path that’s keeping my obesity going and growing. Injecting less insulin will remove the hypos during high activity days.
At least that’s what I’m hoping. Two more weeks until my doctor is back from her vacation and we can discuss it.