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How Long Does Honeymoon Phase Last In Diabetes?

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The Diabetes Honeymoon Phase: What You Need To Know

Usually, the term honeymoon makes you think of exotic locations like the Caribbean or Paris. Maybe you think of cushy hotels or candlelit dinners. Or maybe you just think of that sweet, somewhat mushy time that a new couple experiences before reality sets in. Many people with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes experience a honeymoon phase, but it doesn’t involve massages or mints on their pillows. It usually manifests as a period of time when suddenly blood sugar levels are easier to control, less insulin (or even no insulin) is needed, and life seems a little easier. But as with any honeymoon, it doesn’t last forever. What Is a Diabetic Honeymoon Phase? Shortly after diagnosis, many people with type 1 diabetes will experience a time when the pancreas starts to produce more insulin and blood sugar levels are closer to normal and generally easier to control. At the initial onset of type 1, the body has begun to kill off insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The body struggles to control blood sugar and the symptoms of diabetes manifest: extreme thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, irritability, blurry vision, and others. Hopefully, these symptoms lead to a timely diagnosis Continue reading >>

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  1. such_vincent_wow

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    Type 1 diabetics, how long did your honeymoon period last? (self.diabetes)
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  2. acciofog

    About 3 or 4 years.

  3. enokidokie

    I don't think I had one. I had symptoms about 9 months before I was officially diagnosed, but then moved immediately to a very similar insulin dose to the one that I use 8 years later.

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