From Norfolk, England:
My child is nine years old and has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He is currently in the honeymoon period. After the honeymoon period, does controlling the diabetes get easier to control or harder once you're fully dependent on insulin?
Best wishes to you and your family as you adjust to the new diabetes care in your routine. Your question about the honeymoon period is a good one. As the body makes less insulin, you will likely notice that the glucose levels become more variable, and will see more of an effect from the foods that are eaten, for example. You will also see an increase in the amount of insulin that your child will need to take. This does not mean that the diabetes is getting "worse," but rather, it is the natural and expected course of diabetes. Developing good habits now will keep you prepared to adjust the insulin and treatment as needed, by working with your health care provider.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2011 10:11:56
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. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.