From Jacksonville, Florida, USA:
My son was diagnosed seven months ago at the age of four and he is honeymooning. What factors can push the healthy beta cells left in his body to be used up? For example: diet change/detoxifying leading to high numbers; illness causing use of antibiotics; running high blood sugar numbers. The bottom line is, what should we be avoiding?
Most children, at four, have very intense auto immune diabetes. I am not sure anything really helps keep the pancreas from destruction. Just do your best with controlling glucose, but avoid hypoglycemia, which is difficult to do. I would rather have full diabetes than lots of very low glucoses. A four year old doesn't always cooperate because they are four!
Infections cause stress, but you can't keep him in a bubble.
Original posting 14 Apr 2004
Posted to Honeymoon
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.