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Honeymoon period maybe ending

Discussion in 'Type 1.5/LADA Diabetes' started by spage, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. spage

    spage LADA · Well-Known Member

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    So I got in contact with my community diabetes team as doctors are useless

    Went for a blood test today. By my symptoms and what I’ve told them they suspect my honeymoon period is coming to an end. Not sure how I feel about it as it was expected at some point but we will wait and see
  2. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    I've been on insulin for the last 5 years of my honeymoon period and needed to increase the Basal dose and Bolus ratio during that time. This has slowed down so that's the measure I'm using to signal 'the end'. I've also doing a c-peptide test (privately) as a x-check.
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  3. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed with type 1 rather than LADA with a c-peptide below 0.2 nmol/l but I managed to stay off insulin for 2 years on honeymoon by not eating carbohydrates. During that time I had my c-peptide monitored every three months. I also tested my blood sugars at least 5 times a day and my blood ketones when my blood sugars stayed high and I felt unwell. It was clear when my honeymoon had ended. My c-peptide fell below 0.07 nmol/l and I couldn't get my blood sugars below 13 mmol/l and my ketones were building above 3 mmol/l. I walked into A&E and started insulin.
  4. jamesfitz

    jamesfitz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    stay on insulin from day 1 to extend the honeymoon period
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