I just wrote a long article about LADA diabetes. I’ve been thinking about writing about diabetes for awhile now. Why?
Well, first of all, there’s not a lot out there aimed at adults who get diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an adult, which is basically what “LADA” is. And I am hearing that it’s getting more common, but no one really knows why. And I have all of these emotions and thoughts around it, as I’ve been living with it on a daily basis, so there you go: I had to write about it.
They say to “write about what you know about,” and diabetes, that I do know about. I’m not a doctor, but I have a lot of firsthand experience with it. First, my mother-in-law got diagnosed with Type II, so I learned about that, and now I have LADA, so it’s something I spend time dealing with every day.
I hope you find something useful in reading my diabetes story.
While there are multiple types of diabetes, and everyone’s experience with diabetes is unique, diabetes is treatable. We just need more writers.
Books about Diabetes that are making a difference
Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me by Adam Brown – Lots of great ideas on coping! The author goes into detail showing how a low carb diet helps give him better control of his glucose levels and about how having a positive mindset has benefited him.
Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin–Completely Revised and Updated – A very helpful book for anyone new to insulin!