Known to medical researchers since the 1980s, LADA is just now beginning to be known to the general public. KICKASS HEALTHY LADA: How to Thrive with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (Hachette Go; 4/4/23; $13.99; ISBN: 9780306830747) is the first and only trade book on the market dedicated to treating the 3.4 million people diagnosed with LADA in the U.S., the millions that have been misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all, the 30 million with other forms of diabetes, and even the 88 million pre-diabetic Americans. Thoroughly researched, empathetic, and practical KICKASS HEALTHY LADA shares author Jacqueline Haskins's hard-earned expertise. Medically reviewed and vetted, this go-to guide provides critical information and insights, including:
•A detailed breakdown of the different diabetes diagnoses
•What makes LADA different and how to find the best treatment team
•Insulin: what it is, what it does, and how to know if we need more of this natural hormone
•Tools for good health with LADA, including food and nutrition advice
•Introducing Carb-Craft: how to safely enjoy the foods you love
Originally misdiagnosed, Haskins visited five doctors before getting helpful guidance. Lacking a supportive and authoritative guide, Haskins spent months educating herself by scouring medical publications to weave together an understanding of LADA to take charge of her life and learn to thrive with this chronic, life-threatening, yet conquerable disease. Bringing compassion, humor, and hope to people with LADA and their loved ones from a patient's point of view, Haskins builds a solid biology-based understanding, lays out clear strategies, and addresses the social and psychological aspects of living with LADA. Through this essential toolkit, empowers the general public, newly-diagnosed, and long-diagnosed seeking support.
The first book for the general public on LADA (Latent Auto-immune Diabetes in Adults) aka Diabetes 1.5, Kickass Healthy LADA offers the most up to date (and little known) information, with practical strategies and tips for healthy living.
If you are one of the millions of Americans with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), you may not even know it. You may be one of the ten percent of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who actually have LADA. Even if you do know that you have LADA, sometimes called "diabetes 1.5," you're likely to be inundated with unhelpful advice and potentially harmful treatments, leaving you feeling confused and overwhelmed. That was Jacqueline Haskins' experience. After visiting five doctors before getting helpful guidance, and realizing there wasn't a friendly "how-to" book meant for the general public about LADA—she decided to write one.Thoroughly researched, empathetic, and practical, Kickass Healthy LADA shares Haskins's hard-earned expertise. Medically reviewed and vetted, this go-to guide provides critical information and insights, including:
Readers will discover:
•A clear and simple science-based guide on good health for a wide audience.
•There are more types of diabetes than most realize. KICKASS HEALTHY LADA explains how to know if there has been a misdiagnosis, and why this matters.
•People living with diabetes can reduce risks, symptoms, and be as healthy as any other person: depending on the type of diabetes they have, how early it is caught, and how hard they work at it. Well-controlled diabetes is the leading cause of nothing.
•Many common beliefs about diabetes do not apply to LADA.
•Opportunities to change economic and racial inequalities in diabetes health.