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What is the "honeymoon phase" for type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Early phase: In newly early type 1 diabetes the pancreas can almost over function for a short while. During this time you still need to check your blood sugars and follow your diet because it does not last long and can fool you into thinking you are not really a diabetic.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Poor label: A common presentation for T1DM patients is a 7-11 yo with blood sugars over 1000 (nl 70-120), 10 lb weight loss in the past week, dehydrated and in near coma. Once the crisis is over the remaining insulin production in the failing system is enough to eliminate need for shots for a while (the honeymoon). After this period the insulin production stops and must be given by injection.

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