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Honeymoon period without insulin

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Scoobyzoo, May 11, 2014.

  1. Scoobyzoo

    Scoobyzoo Parent · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, has anyone ever stopped taking insulin during the honeymoon period?
    Aged 12 diagnosed a Type 1 seven weeks ago and taken off all insulin as it was causing hypos.


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  2. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    It's quite common to not need insulin whilst in "honeymoon phase". Your pancreas can be intermittently producing insulin but this may be sporadic. It can be difficult to control BG levels during this period due to inconsistent action of pancreas. Test regularly and if reduced carb diet is adhered to, this phase can sometimes be prolonged. Unfortunately, the honeymoon phase eventually leads to the need to inject insulin. This can be a few months to a few years.
     
  3. sunday

    sunday Parent · Active Member

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    My daughter (also 12 when diagnosed) never had honeymoon at all. So enjoy the time with no insulin. Time will come back when you need it.
     
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    saraelbanaxx · Active Member

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    When i read about it, i realised that i have been on the honeymoon peroid. I believe that i have fooled myself into thinking that i am not diabetic and that it was a mistake.

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  5. Scoobyzoo

    Scoobyzoo Parent · Well-Known Member

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    Are you still and how long have you been in the honeymoon period??


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  6. saraelbanaxx

    saraelbanaxx · Active Member

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    I believe i am still in it. And i believe i was on it a few days after diagnosis

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  7. Scoobyzoo

    Scoobyzoo Parent · Well-Known Member

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    Do you take any insulin currently? Have you ever come of it for a period of time?


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  8. saraelbanaxx

    saraelbanaxx · Active Member

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    I currently take novamix30,but because i was in denial about having diabetes, i struggle to take it before 'breakfast' and dinner. I usually skip breakfast. I also struggle with pricking my finger to test for it because i have convinced myself that i didnt need to. But i now know that it wasnt a smart move...

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  9. saraelbanaxx

    saraelbanaxx · Active Member

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    I also stopped taking 3months after diagnosis

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  10. saraelbanaxx

    saraelbanaxx · Active Member

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    Untill recently,i am trying to get back on track as i have now been aware it was a honeymoon phase. Which my doxtors or diabetes team told me nothing about.

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  11. Scoobyzoo

    Scoobyzoo Parent · Well-Known Member

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    We were told about it straight away however I wasn't expecting her to come off insulin all together. She has the most random blood sugars, yesterday she got up with a 7.0 at lunch it was 4.7 and 2 hrs after it was 3.8. Strange thing is when she had her dinner 2 hrs later it was 3.6 so basically her blood sugar didn't increase after her dinner. She gets days like this and then others where the blood sugars will be 8.0 all day.


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  12. saraelbanaxx

    saraelbanaxx · Active Member

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    I dont know. I am new to this. But try having carbs with lunch if the bs levels are low. Its all about balance. I was told by my parents who both have diabetes type2,that treat it as your friend and it will go easy, treat it as an enemy and it will be your worst nightmare. I also think it is about what you eat. If u eat no carbs, ur bs levels wont increase.

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