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  1. SaraMyers
    SaraMyers September 29, 2012 at 6:39 am | | Reply

    In my 48th year with T1d I am convinced that very occasionally my pancreas gives me a little something. Those of us diagnosed pre the 1970′s who are still (relatively) healthy probably had some pancreatic help (and maybe not just insulin, because those little blips aren’t helpful) . Would be curious to track, but don’t think that’s going to happen with me. I will just let everyone think I’m brilliant with my D control – and, well, maybe I am. But I think something else was helping – a little.

  2. Anne
    Anne September 29, 2012 at 11:16 am | | Reply

    I am wondering if the ability of beta cells to regenerate explains why some of those using insulin notice decreased insulin needs or plenty of lows following an illness. Since I had read that some t1 children experience lots of lows following gastrointestinal illness, I was alert to that possiblility after my 17 year old son suffered through the worst gastrointestinal virus he has ever had (vomiting 20 times in 24 hours, large ketones) Not immediately after he resumed eating, but about 5 days after he recovered, he started to have nice in-range numbers, then numbers on the low side, then we had to reduce basals and raise IC ratios. This lasted about 10 days and then back to the usual highs and lows and we had to adjust pump settings once again

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