Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 20, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Moorestown, New Jersey, USA:
I am 35 years old and about six months ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes following a coma and much testing. At hospital discharge, I was taking 46 units or insulin per day of and now, just a few short months later, I am down to 9 units a day, with directions to possibly stop the evening dose of 2 units. My doctor tells me that I am in a "honeymoon" phase, and all of my recent blood work has come back in the normal range. My doctors believe this could have been caused by a virus, and may possibly "go away." I can't seem to find any research on this. Could direct me to some information?
There are a number of sources to find diabetes-related information. I would recommend you see the diabetes web page at the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association. Other issues include whether you are in a honeymoon phase of type 1 diabetes. Even though you go off insulin, and that is possible, the benefit may be only temporary. Your physicians can order markers of immune-mediated beta cell destruction to see if you are at high risk for type 1 diabetes.