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.
October 28, 2001
Question from Elyria, Ohio, USA:
I am a 34 year old male, was diagnosed with type�1 diabetes about five months ago after being admitted with a 1370 mg/dl [76.1 mmol/L] blood glucose and a hemoglobin A1c of 14%, and now I seem to be in a honeymoon period as I have cut back shots to less than 10% of previous dosages while maintaining stable glucose levels. I am also on Glucophage [metformin]. Is it recommended that I continue my low level insulin shots even though they might not be necessary? I have heard that doing so can help prolong the honeymoon period.
It is commonly described that good control during the honeymoon phase maximizes its duration. I would suggest you want to maximize your sugar control, but you have to use good decision-making because it is undesirable to have low sugars all the time. I suggest you check with your physician about your insulin dosing.