I am newly diagnosed (October 2011) with autoimmune diabetes (LADA). I have just learned of this organization and have registered for the May conference in Raleigh. My husband and I have a second home in Apex, where we spend about half of our time. (Our primary residence is in the Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee.) I hope to attend some of .the PODS meetings in the area in the future. I am 63 years old and have a brother who has been Type 1 for 43 years. I thought I had escaped diabetes, but I guess your genes catch up with you sooner or later.