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Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Lois_x_x_greener, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    hi I'm Lois I'm 10 I was diagnosed in late November. At the moment I am having no insulin and still having normal blood glucose levels. My 'honeymoon period' is over I am very confused any one else experienced this (I am still having hypos)

    Lois xx
     
  2. knipster

    knipster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    how come you're having no insulin? are you eating zero carbs or thats what the doctor said?
     
  3. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    if I have any insulin I drop to about 2mmol/l or 36mg/dl
     
  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi Lois - I'm not T1, so I may be wrong here, but I thought the honeymoon period is those early days when you can do without insulin, or certainly much lower doses than usual. Are you having no insulin at all, or are you having some long acting, but no short acting with your meals?

    As you are not having insulin, what makes you feel your honeymoon period is over?

    Could you tell us a bit more about your hypos?

    I know @Jaylee was diagnosed around your age. I wonder if he could help you at all.
     
  5. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    im having just norm carbs
     
  6. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    according to my doctor, my honeymoon period stopped at to weeks after my diagnosis , I have no idea how he knows but I only go off what he says, thank you for your help. As you think I will probably back to some insulin through the day

    I am still having night insulin

    Lois xx
    Thank you

    Hypo's in having 1-3 a week not going below 2mmol/l (36 MD/gl)

    Honeymoon period is when your body is still producing a little amount of insilin
     
  7. knipster

    knipster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always have much larger doses than you, (generally above 10U for any given meal), so idk if your body is still producing some insulin or maybe your body is just far more sensitive to the insulin?
     
  8. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    10 UNITS that's a lot altleast you can control it very well what's it carb ratio?? Just out of interrest
     
    #8 Lois_x_x_greener, Jan 21, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    knipster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ive given above 30U before for pizza!! my carb ratios are 1U for 3/4g
     
  11. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    novo rapid daily (meals) lantus (bed)
     
  12. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    What is your dosage of the Lantus?
     
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  13. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    7 units
     
  14. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Are you in UK, Lois? Is your diabetes looked after by a hospital?
     
  15. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    yes I am in the UK and yes I am closely monitored by the NHS
     
  16. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    They said in the future I might have to be. On a pump that can easily control it
     
  17. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    At under three months diagnosed, I think these discussions should be happening with your diabetes team.
     
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  18. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    My diabetes nurse said eventually the doses will increase but the don't know when we just have to carry on as normal until I go high
     
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  19. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    yes I just wanted to see if anyone else had had anything like this

    Thank you for your support
     
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    @Jaylee will know best but I've hear the honeymoon period can go o for a long time. I guess your nurse is saying you're still in your honeymoon period @Lois_x_x_greener .

    I hope some teens reply too regarding their long honeymoon period.

    I won't assume all type1s have a honeymoon period?
     
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