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  1. Alex (from canada)
    Alex (from canada) January 28, 2012 at 7:00 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the reply. My docs think it’s pretty clear that I’m type 1. I have zero of the risk factors at least, including a low BMI (19.4).

    The old insulin thing is a big possibility the more I think about it. But when I was off insulin, I ate upward of 180 carbs in one sitting of simple carbs with no bg spike. So I think it must be a simple bizarre case of late honeymoon.
    As always, love the articles!

  2. Lesley
    Lesley January 28, 2012 at 9:58 am | | Reply

    Alex – have a look at this: http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11509&Itemid=8

    “A measure of the postprandial ratio of urinary C-peptide to creatinine (UCPCR) can distinguish maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) from type 1 diabetes mellitus, allowing some children who would otherwise be treated with insulin to receive oral antidiabetic agents alone….”

    A simple c-peptide test will confirm your Type 1 diabetes.

    Hope it helps.

  3. Mary Fairweather Dexter
    Mary Fairweather Dexter January 29, 2012 at 9:57 am | | Reply

    The other personification of the lazy stockboy is the beta cells of LADA. Who knows when they will decide to come to work or how hard they will work (how much insulin they decide to contribute) at any given time on any given day? My first endo explained that when my bg has been running high, they go into hiding, but when there’s less sugar damaging things, they decide to go back to work. Makes life interesting.

    Since Alex was dx 9months ago and he doesn’t sound like a kid, I’m wondering if he’s one of us, LADA.

  4. B
    B March 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm | | Reply

    I am 47 diagnosed Type I from a coma a few years ago. It was very fast onset caused by an audio immune reaction to a traumatic event. I didn’t go through a honeymoon phase until almost a year after my Diagnosis. Then, for about 6 months I went down to only 2 units of cloudy insulin twice a day and 1 unit of clear only if I ate more than 45 carbs at a mean. It lasted for about 6 or 7 months and now I am back on 6 units of regular and 2 or 3 units of clear at meals.

    I am pretty small and I am very sensitive to insulin, but if I don’t take it on time I will skyrocket to 500+ within a couple of hours and I feel sick and get massive keytones very quickly. It is a scary disease that most people, even docs don’t really fully understand. I don’t think the honeymoon period is really a predictable thing and so much of Type 1 has to do with stress levels in your life. For me it is the biggest factor in my sugar levels, far more than what I eat. I faithfully exercise twice a day, It helps to keep the numbers more even.

    Everyone always tries to say that people who are Diagnosed with Type 1 as adults don’t really have Type 1, People try to say that you really have MODY or LADA or misdiagnosed Type 2. I have heard it lots of times too. It gets sort of old after a while. I know what I have and I know that it nearly killed me and if I am not really careful it still makes me sick really fast. I don’t need to be re diagnosed. Type 1 is just hard to control and unpredictable sometimes.. ok actually unpredictable more of the time. Best of luck to you!

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