Zoe, I know I incessantly reference critters... but we always recommend feeding animals by weight, not by volume. Two things may have drastically different weights but take up the same amount of space. Also, containers used to measure 'volumes' of items may have slight variances from one style or brand to the next..
I am trying to weigh things too, but I am having a hard time adhering to it. I feel like once I have a little more time it will be a bit easier.
I think I read a study of typical honeymoon times in pediatric type one, mean was 7 months plus or minus four months, I think. Not sure if holds true for lada... my daughter is in 9th month of honeymoon, still low insulin requirements. best of luck, with omnipod and dex, you will be able to do an outpatient trial of artificial pancreas soon!
Natalie Hodge MD FAAP
I personally don't think the term "honeymoon" is accurate for LADA, since the very nature of the beast is that our onset is slow and it is anywhere from a couple months to 4 years before we need insulin. I managed on oral meds for 15 months (I was misdiagnosed Type 2).
Thanks, Jen. I'm actually pretty happy measuring. I cook for myself 90% of the time and always make something to eat leftovers with. So measuring "1/2 cup of flour" is something I would do for a recipe anyway, and then I just write it down in my cookbook for next time I use that recipe. Then I divide the whole mess by # of servings which I'm usually pretty good at guestimating. I just was curious about the conversion from one to the other.
Aha! I just read the article and it explained it very well, thanks! At first I was going to protest that you still wouldn't have the "carb factor" because the package would just say "1 1/4 Cup" and not tell you how much it weighed. But then I got the bag of flour I used in my example, and bingo! Next to the "1/4 cup" serving it did say the weight - 33 grams. I'd never paid any attention before!
I guess I could see either system working, and it's just which feels less cumbersome to each of us!
For me, certain things are easier to weigh than do a volume measurement. For example, when I eat my Greek yogurt in the morning, I just weigh it in the bowl I'm going to eat it in and then I don't have to dirty a measuring cup. I find vegetables easier to weigh as well. Meat is another one that's easier to weigh, but I know you don't have that problem. :-)
you sound EXACTLY how i was for about a whole year!
dx witha fasting of 560, spent a week in hospital - type 1
@ dx 1:15 i:c and 25U of levemeir at night
a month later i was down to 4U levemeir and i:c of 1:75 -- that lasted about 6 months then i went up little bit by little bit
now 2.5 years later im on a pump, 13U daily of my bolus and an i:c of about 1:20
HONEYMOON PERIOD CONFUSED THE HECK OUT OF ME AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU TOO... believe me, i know how you feel!
feel free to message me with questions
Well, it seems as if mine was caught a little earlier than yours, which is probably why I am able to go with less insulin. I took my pod off yesterday at 5pm. Did not go above 135 for dinner, throughout the night my Dexcom showed me as steady as can be around 80, tested at 82 before breakfast. I am going to try and control it for as long as I can with no insulin, I guess that's why they call it the calm before the storm...
On a side note, I am a firm believer in miracles from God. I was reading about the history of diabetes, and less than 100 years ago, diabetes was a death sentence soon after diagnosis. Whether God heals me from top to bottom, or he simply gives me the medical needs necessary to live a healthy life, He has already worked a miracle in my life, as he has in so many of yours, in Jesus name! Just thought I would share...God bless!
You may be able preserve beta cell function indefinitely by lifestyle changes.
Dr. Richard Bernstein outlines a protocol that has worked for many people in his book Diabetes Solution. Also, there are theories that certain foods that cause auto-immune responses can be avoided to reverse auto-immune conditions like T1/ LADA diabetes. Robb Wolf of Paleo theories believes that auto-immune diseases can be reversed through diet. Here is an good article about someone who improved their situation with some diet changes.
I have have already benefited quite a lot from information that is available from both sources listed above, and many others. I wish I still had some beta cell function that I could salvage, but I've been diabetic for 26 years. I have figured out how to achieve quite good control and it's improved my health immensely.