if you understand the physiology of the disease, the body won’t/cant “heal” itself.
In a normally-functioning pancreas, the Islets of Langerhans produce insulin.
in someone with Type I Diabetes, something called Islet Cell Antibodies are present.
These (bad) antibodies attack and destroy the (good) insulin-producing islet cells.
from what i remember/to the best of my understanding, the “honeymoon” period is caused in part by your body adjusting to the insulin injections, and in part from partial pancreatic function.
I don’t know about you, but when i think of reliable, accurate medical tests, “Walmart” is not the first name that pops into my head. I would not trust any A1C kit purchased in the store and done at home.
The best this woman can hope for is to rely on that residual insulin production for a year or so, in conjunction with an ultra-low carb diet. Personally, i prefer taking insulin (wearing a pump) and having the freedom to eat actual food, over an ultra-strict diet
Michelle, i agree with you, it’s most likely a misdiagnosis (assuming everything else she’s saying is true). I consider myself someone with pretty well-controlled blood sugars, and an A1C of 6.2. I don’t think i’ve ever met someone with type 1 who had an A1c as low as 5.