I’m don’t really know if it’s true but here’s what I was told… when you make it to dka, the beta cells that are left have been so overworked that they basically go into shock and stop producing insulin. when your numbers come down from being high all the time, they recover enough to give it a last ditch effort, thus your honeymoon period. Again, I don’t know if that’s what really happens, but that’s what I was told. I didn’t have a c-peptide run while I was in the hospital, mine was from 3 weeks after I was discharged, so I don’t know if there was a change. But i do know that my endo plans on doing another one at the end of this month so it will be interesting to see if it’s changed
When the antibody test came back positive for the GAD65 it was like being diagnosed all over again, until then I was SURE that they made a mistake, it was just stress that made my pancreas stop… I had a thousand reasons why I wasn’t actually diabetic, that it was just a phase… ugh wouldn’t it be nice if that was true???
And another thing, initially I was on 35 of lantus a day and like 10 of novalog with each meal, and that dropped dramatically. I started having intense lows after every single meal, so just watch and make sure that you don’t do that, cause that really sucks. My endo told me that even though I’m still producing some insulin of my own, if I add in some, it won’t strain the cells, and it will help preserve the cells from burn out. Not that they don’t die eventually, but no need to stress them out.