Ok, so I have been diagnosed about 2 months ago. Started out on 10 units of Levemir and 3 units of novolog before each meal. That worked well for the first two weeks. Then just like everyone said, the honeymoon took over and my needs decreased. For a couple of weeks I was on 8 Levemir and 2 novolog, then that bumped down to 4 Levemir and 1 novolog. I got two opinions from two seperate endocrinologist, both with the same conclusion. I had an A1c of 11%, fasting bg of 300+, and I had the classic symptoms (FREQUENT urination, thirsty all the time, dehydration, extreme fatigue, lost 30 lbs, excessive hunger.) They ran the normal blood tests and c-peptide. C-peptide came back at 0.9. They said this meant that I was on the low end, but I still had some beta cells working and eventually over a unspecified amount of time they will be killed off.

Both doctors didn't take 2 minutes to look at my chart and say you have type 1. They explained the honeymoon, and I have read all about it. I got approved for Dexcom, and Omnipod, my thinking about the omnipod is that I could bolus in fine increments and that would help me stay consistent.

Because I knew my basal would be soooo low, I just started at the minimum 0.05 u/h. I:C is 1:125 and I put that 1 unit of insulin reduces 300 bs (I used an insulin sensitivity calculator to obtain those.) My fasting blood sugar is around 70, after meals, I frequently dip into the 50's and 60's. My post meal spikes top out at 150. I guess I am just asking if my honeymoon is that good or should I be looking elsewhere? Should I ask about getting off insulin completely? I swear I think I could totally get off it and I would be fine. Just see the point in taking basically the minimum amount of insulin, and still having to eat from lows. I read that quitting insulin has bad consequences like when I would start up having allergic reactions. I also heard that taking some sort of insulin helps preserve my beta cells, but at a cost of going down to 60 after many meals?

Any advice, professional or personal experience is greatly appreciated.

Ben

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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.

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