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can diet help type 1 diabetes?
momofant posted:
Hi..My son was recently told he had type 1...they started him off on 30 units and then he was down to 6 in less than a week and has been watching his diet and using nothing and holding stable blood sugar around 90-120...could they be wrong about the diagnosis?
MrsCora01 responded:
Your son is going through what is called the "honeymoon" period. This is where the pancreas continues to work in fits and starts. A proper diet can help with this, but at some point (no on really knows when) your son will require insulin. They were not mistaken with the diagnosis simply because he obviously does have a glucose problem - it would have been high enough for them to make the diagnosis. Blood sugar does not go up significantly if you don't have a problem.

The good news is that your son can lead a long, healthy, fun-filled and happy life with diabetes. The technology is so wonderful today that while it does take some work, he can achieve excellent control.

MilitaryMama279 responded:
I remember those times sooo well!! We are only 5 months from diagnosis - my daughter was diagnosed when she was 5 yrs., she is 6 now & in 1st grade - so we are not experts or do I know everything on this yet. I do agree with Cora, it is def. the honeymoon phase. We questioned the drs. when the same thing happened to Cadence. Now 5 months later, we are hoping she will come out of honeymoon soon. Her highs are unpredictable & seem to follow a pattern for a 7-10 days then change. She recently started pumping & we LOVE it! It has made such a difference in all of this. Good luck to you! You are not alone.
((( HUGS )))
MrsCora01 replied to MilitaryMama279's response:
Hi MM. Glad to hear Cadence is doing well.

athornbrue responded:
Have you asked his physician to recheck him for the diagnosis, it could just be that the medicine your doctor has put him on is working really good! Your son is reacting well to his treatment! I would diffinently request your doctor recheck, but I doubt it's a mistake!

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