What is confusing to me, is that while my total daily insulin (4 for Lantus, and about 7-ish for Humalog) is low I still get really high post-prandial values in the mid-200s for a few hours after a meal. I usually come down to <150 before the next meal. I just had my first A1C post diagnosis, and it was a 7.1 So not the most stellar blood sugars, but still better than my diagnosis at 14.9. I think I've been developing T1 for 2 years, so like one of the other people mentioned, my official honeymoon might be shorter because it was undiagnosed for so long.
So my question is, if you take relatively small amounts of insulin but have high post-prandials, is that really a honeymoon period?
Have you basal tested yet? It could be you need to adjust that as well as figure out your carb to insulin ratio. All that may be changing.
I am fifteen months into my honeymoon, I am just wondering when the other shoe will drop.
...and at the other end of the spectrum, I never had a honeymoon. *_* No fair.
30 years and counting... waiting for my damn honeymoon.
I love old threads. :)
haha poor bugger are you serious that you didnt have one iota of a honeymoon? not a period of using stuff all insulin?
I was dx'ed at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla the year after I graduated from UCSD. I was playing in a band and working at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego as a set builder. I was a real busy guy -- not a lot of time to tend to how I was feeling -- and I'd swear I spent more time at the water cooler and in the loo than working on the sets. I was the same height I am now back then (1982), but whereas I weigh 185 pounds right now, I was a meager 127 pounds back then... perhaps I had a honeymoon before I was dx'ed? Who knows. All I know is I never had one after my dx, and I was certainly starving in the midst of plenty.
Not to but into your other convo but I see we are neighbors...I live in Encino. It's kind of nice to find other adult T1's lurking in the Valley...
For 30 years I have been injecting in restaurant restrooms and testing almost everywhere out there... and I have never once -- not one single time -- seen anyone else doing what I do. I thought I was the only one! Ha!!
Nice to make your acquaintance, drsoosie. I'm sure there are many (MANY) more of us -- here (in the val), there and everywhere.