My son was diagnosed at the end of Oct 2010. For the first six weeks of weeks he was taking an average of 15 units of humulog throughout the day and 12 units of lantus at night. Then he participated in the Defend-2 study (dec 10-18) with 8 days of infusions. We have seen a slow decrease in insulin requirements. In fact two weeks ago we went to the endo for a study follow up and the doctor changed his ratio from a 1:15 to a 1:20, then yesterday he changed it again to a 1:30. His average insulin usage since Jan 1 has been 10 units during the day and still 12 lantus at night. Today is the first day of 1:30 and it is looking like he will take only 5 units.
So my question is; is this a typical honeymoon? He’s only been diagnosed for 3 1/2 months. Of course I want to believe that he got the study drug, but don’t want to get my hopes up (he did not have significant side affects like some others). If this is typical of a honeymoon, I’d like to know. thanks for your help.