Comments so helpful. Thank you. Persons on hunt more LADA-ish information, Bigfoot recommend read comments/links Help Wanted. (<–it just link to previous post, for LADA info-hunter convenience.)
Among most helpful links so far:
Sure lots more great links turn up, but also so much ponderous crud, like this tripartite mess:
Think something about situation of diagnosis after child.
Wake up. Get chickens off to school. Test for fasting BG. It 114. Sigh. Poor me. Even my natural basal insulin is fucked. My poor capillaries and nerves and cells. I better get laser hair removal before I am blind.
Then remember Bubs also 114 upon wake up this day. And Bigfoot mental response = Hooray! He had a whole night of good BGs! Then BOOM. If Bubs fasting under 120, think bluebirds of medium-happiness/maybe even splendid-ness. Anything over 100 Bigfoot = I’ve got to do better than this! Slowly dawn on, in visceral way, Bigfoot/Jack beneficiaries Bubs’s illness. Thank you for having diabetes so we could notice ours way in advance and postpone winding up like you!
Also Jack. Talk to Jack about auto-antibodies, chances of this/that, possibly ways delay onset, other concerns. Jack decide I don’t want to start eating differently, because then it’s like I’ve already been diagnosed. I think I want to just enjoy not having diabetes, and then if I have it, I’ll change then.
Reasonable. Many adults probably choose this method also. After all, not 100% sure diabetes. (Except pretty ferning sure.) And Bigfoot eat carbs galore whole life, no prob until 42, maybe Jack same. (But already showing signs.) However as parent, if try delay own pancreas downfall by eat nuts/tahini/cucmber all ding-dong day (mmm ding-dongs)—because believe good/necessary for long-term health—why allow child harm self with goat cheese-chutney baguette? Equivalent slather sunscreen on self, let child visit tanning salon?
Solution probably is middle path. Make Jack vaguely aware issues (but magically Jack not mention future health to brother?), let Jack make own decision re food but conveniently forget purchase chutney, leave almond jar on counter w. lid off, attractively sliced cucumbers on plate, this chicken.
Also think, re A1c = 4.7, several people mention reactive hypoglycemia. Lows balance highs, create artificially nice A1c. Now pretty sure have R.H. Driving home after OGTT, got sweaty/shaky/ravenous. Luck would have it next exit opportunity 9W = Shake Shack. Trembling sweating order coffee milkshake. While wait for shake, visit restroom for blot sweat from face, neck, arms. So sweaty. Finsh blotting. Look in mirror: normal but sweaty again already. Shake ready. Suck it down. OhmygodthisisthebestthingeverIwanttodrinkthismilkshakeforeverpleasedon’tletitend. Head toward line—need another pronto! Then realize crazy for grown woman drink two coffee shakes in row.