Honeymoon period

steveo buck
By steveo buck Latest Reply 2015-02-18 18:53:33 -0600
Started 2012-12-18 13:24:35 -0600

Hi can any one help me out my diabetes feels a lot different from when I was first diagnosed and remember the doctor telling me about a honeymoon period. How long does this last ? Thank you


7 replies

drlott
drlott 2013-01-12 18:27:39 -0600 Report

Is insulin guaranteed to occur? Type 2 and my AC1 are good.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-01-13 00:41:16 -0600 Report

If you are type 2 drlott, you don't have to worry about a honeymoon period as it only is a thing which happens to type 1s. See the article on Honeymoon period here ~ http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/65128...

If you are asking whether you as a type 2 will ever need to go on insulin, it will depend on a lot of other variables but the main variable is how well you manage your diabetes, and what kind of foods and driniks you consume.

I was put on insulin instead of metformin because my kidneys quit on me and met. was contraindicated for kidney patients on dialysis. I eventually discovered that I didn't need the insulin because IF I ate VERY CAREFULLY, I could manage my Blood Glucose (BG) without the use of medications. I was fortunate in that regard since not all type 2s can do that.

James

EDE331
EDE331 2012-12-23 15:19:48 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed at 19 and my honeymoon period lasted for 2+ years. I was able to get away with being completely insulin dependent until I let my diet get out of control. It's different for everyone.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-18 13:32:47 -0600 Report

your body decides when the honeymoon is over, Steveo, (as does a man's wife - LoL!). No two t 1s are exactly the same.

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