Type 1 LADA!

Based on the blood tests ordered by my endocrinologist, I definitely have Type 1 LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes for Adults) diabetes (and NOT Type 2)!

And I have low thyroid and need to take 50 mcg Levothyroxine.

And I have B-12 vitamin deficiency and need to take a pill for that. They said that often occurs when someone has been on Metformin for over 5 years. They had already told me to discontinue the Metformin at my last visit.

I got a prescription for Baqsimi glucagon nasal spray, if I have any emergency from very low glucose where I might be unconscious (my wife can squirt it up my nose).

They also discontinued Trulicity GLP-1 agonist weekly injection that my PCP had started 6 weeks ago (before I saw the endocrinologist).

They gave me information to review regarding insulin pumps like OmniPod or t-slim. We also talked about possibly getting a smart insulin pen with dose tracking and calculator, but will wait until another visit to decide on that since I might not need it if I get a pump.

They reviewed my log for the last 2 weeks, and made an adjustment for carb ratio at dinner so I’ll take a little more NovoLog at that meal.

Because of the coronavirus, my next visit in 2 weeks will be done via the phone after I send all my information from my log and Dexcom Clarity details from my CGM.

I have setup my Dexcom CGM this afternoon and after the initial warm-up period will start continuous glucose monitoring every 5 minutes with graphs, alerts and alarms.

I am so glad that I finally saw an endocrinologist!

Luca D’Alberto

Luca D’Alberto

Listen to neo-classical music by Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Luca D’Alberto on his debut album, which he composed, arranged and played. The violin, viola, violectra, cello and piano create “sonically opulent vivid, wonder-evoking pieces conveying wintry, widescreen panoramas and a propulsive arpeggio-fueled energy.”

New Album

Endless (2017) – 9 songs, 38 min



Her Dreams (Richard Dorfmeister & Stefan Obermaier Remix) (2017) – 1 song, 5 min 45 sec


Wait for Me (Marquis Hawkins Remix) (2017) – 1 song, 7 min 11 sec



Endless (2017) – 4 min 28 sec


Wait for Me (2017) – 4 min 13 sec


Yellow Moon (2017) – 5 min 46 sec


Her Dreams – Live at Silent Green in Berlin (2017) – 10 min 48 sec


Blessed Messenger – Live practice at home (2017) – 4 min 2 sec



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Photo credit: Endless @ Amazon (album cover).