I have been LADA for over 18 months now, and not on insulin. The key is to keep your BG levels in the normal range, which many believe will keep your few remaining insulin beta cells alive longer. I have been told that 90% of my beta cells have died, but that with a low carb diet my insulin needs are low and thus I can still manage with just 10% of my beta cells. I have been following Dr Bernstein's solution book for over a year now, he recommends a strict very low carb, high fat diet and exercise. It is working for me. You can download a few chapters of his book for free on kindle, or purchase for around £5 on kindle or iBooks. Being LADA means that we will eventually need insulin. I have an insulin pen in my fridge in readiness, likely I will need it when I get a virus / ill. Eating more fat will help put weight on, I had this problem a year ago. Now eating lots of double cream, coconut oil, butter, fatty meats cheese and fatty fish. Don't worry about hypos, I have seen a couple of 3.2s. It's the high BG levels we need to worry about. Have a read on this LADA forum. You will probably find more advise here than from your consultant I am afraid, as they don't seem to recommend low carbs.... But in my opinion, low carbs is the only way you will be able to hold off insulin use.