From Syracuse, New York, USA:
My five-year-old daughter is in her honeymoon period after being diagnosed just over a month ago. She is not taking any short acting insulin, just a small about of Lantus. Is there anything I can do to help prolong her honeymoon?
Do lots of blood sugar checks so you know the before and after meal values. Take "enough" insulin to get optimal blood glucose results. This will also "rest" the damaged islets according to some studies. Activity allows the pancreas to not need as much insulin as well. Be strict with carbohydrates and limit them to some extent so that the damaged pancreas does not have to work so hard. Usually, the honeymoon in young children does not last more than three to six months because of the underlying islet inflammation, so do not be so guilty if it does not work. Nobody really "scientifically" knows the answer to your question although it is a great one that has puzzled us for many decades.
Original posting 14 Jan 2008
Posted to Honeymoon
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:16
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.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.