I currently have four autoimmune diseases.
This was diagnosed in 1994 when I was pregnant with my son. Â I saw an endocrinologist when I was pregnant and then he dismissed me after. Â I’ve only been under my family doctor’s care for most of the time.
Type 1.5 Diabetes or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults or LADA
I was diagnosed with this in April of 2012. Â I was first diagnosed as a type 2 but when I saw my new endo I was then told I was a LADA or a type 1.5 or a progressing type one. Â I had never heard of it but it’s the adult version of diabetes it just takes everyone a different amount of time for the body to kill the pancreas. Â I am currently on three different pills to control the diabetes and have been begging for insulin for about a year now.
This has been diagnosed in November of 2014 but it’s been three years of feeling like I have the flu. Â No one test or person is the same with Lupus and mine seems to not like my liver. Â I get only a faint butterfly rash on my face and it comes and goes. Â I’ve had times where I’ve slept for two days straight and taking a shower means I have to nap afterwords sometimes. Â I’ve been delayed being put on Plaquenil because of the liver issue that isn’t an issue.
This is my Rheumatologist’s catch all for my other symptoms.