From Santa Cruz, California, USA:
Our son, who is 6 and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 11 months ago, has recently been experiencing persistent low blood sugar. The past 2 days he has required no insulin. He has had no ketones in his urine, and we checked his blood glucose meter against the hospital's just to be sure it wasn't equipment failure. Is there anything we can do now to enhance his own insulin production? Can a honeymoon happen after 11 months? We would obviously love to prolong this period as long as possible.
Even though it is not common, a honeymoon can happen in children after some months after the initial diagnosis.
Nowadays, it is advised not to stop insulin treatment even if only a very small dosage is needed.
Original posting 26 Aug 1998
Posted to Honeymoon
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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