Hi everyone! I was hoping to learn more about LADA honeymoons. I was diagnosed last month, but have had high GAD65 for almost a year. My current Endo won’t put me on insulin until I’m 250+ for more than 3 days straight, without coming down. I don’t agree with this. I am going to a new Endo at the Barbara Davis Center next week and hope to have support to stay under 150. I’m on a Dexcom and try to eat low carb. I exercise a lot.
Some weeks I’m fasted 140/150 going over 200 multiple times a day. Sometimes I rise way past when I go to sleep (always in bed by 10 PM), at midnight or 1 AM and slowly come down to that 140/150. This fasted 140/150 with numbers floating around 180 during the day lasted around 2 weeks straight. I never got below 110 even when going on runs/ eating very low carb. This past Sunday I was at 250 at bedtime, went down a little bit, came back up, went down a little bit, came back up, and then slowly came down till the morning when I woke up at 170 (all seen on my Dexcom).
After that, this week has almost been PERFECT. Fasted around 110/120, below 100 couple times a day. I even ate pizza and only went up to 159 (when previously it brought me well over 200 for a couple hours). Can your honeymoon fluctuate this much? Do you think the high numbers on Sunday night/ Monday morning kicked more insulin into my body, or “woke up” my pancreas? I almost feel like I don’t have diabetes which is amazing, but I’m nervous the Barbara Davis center won’t prescribe insulin for the days I am over 200 because the last 3 days have been beautiful and then in a week I can go right back to the higher numbers (right?). While I appreciate this honeymoon & break, this is hard to manage. I’d love some perspective and advice. Thank you