This may sound wierd, But I dont feel diabetic

haha today as been so wierd.

My blood sugar wont go over 160 and it comes right down without a bolus. My normal basal rate is .85-.95 but im using it at .40 and it still comes down ALOT,


Enjoy it!

I’ve had days like this, though I can’t pin it to anything in particular like more exercise, being super relaxed, or food. Far better than those days when it’s high for no good reason. Sometimes I think that maybe I have some itty beta cells left & they want to be good to me!

I agree with Gerri, enjoy it! I love those days:)

During the honeymoon phase blood glucose levels may improve to normal, or near-normal, levels. However, it is important that you do not stop taking insulin all together even during the honeymoon phase. Insulin doses will need to be adjusted to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) so it is critical that you are communicating honestly, and frequently, with your doctor. To stop taking insulin completely can quickly lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) especially for children and any person diagnosed less than a year. Unfortunately, like other honeymoons (the calm before the storm), diabetes honeymoon doesn’t last forever; it may last for weeks, months, or occasionally, years and sometimes may appear “come and go.” This can make it a challenge to manage blood glucose levels predictably in those who are newly diagnosed.

This length and nature of this phase varies from person to person but honeymooning occurs during the first year of diagnosis and can last for weeks, months, and on rare occasion, for a year or longer. It is not consistent enough to predict if, when, and for how long it will last. And some may never experience noticeable honeymooning.


Why are people who’ve been diagnosed less than a year more prone to DKA?


There may be a physiological reason for it, but IMHO, it is just lack of experience. People may not recognize how quickly it can come on or how to recognize the symptoms until they’ve experienced it a time or two

Yes, lack of experience and being able to recognize the symtoms plays a large role as well as being under high stress as a newly diagnosed type1 and the body is still undergoing endocrine changes which can be a factor.

Makes sense. Thanks Scott & Jayson,

Kenny, first of all, I think you’re adorable (love the new picture). I was just reading your other blog about how you’re always thinking about your numbers, and now this one about not even feeling like a diabetic. It’s a crazed disease, my theory is it gets pleasure out of confounding you, it likes to kick you around. Keep on fighting the good fight back!

Nothing is wrong with you Kenny… What is important is you are doing your part…checking your BS regularly, seeing your Endo and asking smart questions, and being active in your health care. Its all good.