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:
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
With a biologist’s keen eye, a patient-advocate’s tenacity, and the humor of a trusted friend, Haskins offers an essential toolkit for anyone diagnosed with LADA.