Thank you for your kind words, we are doing our best to keep on track since my daughter was diagnosed with her diabetes.
Well the Endocrinologist said that the "Honeymoon" phase happens after the patient is diagnosed with diabetes and is then given insulin to bring their blood sugar numbers. The pancreas, which was working overtime to produce insulin is now getting a break and then after a while it will start to make insulin which will then cause your blood sugar to go down, but if you are taking insulin you could drop too low. This is why my daughter's insulin ratios are so low right now, but once her pancreas stops working and is no longer making insulin, then her insulin ratios will be increased.
Her A1C hemoglobin number is very good, the Endocrinologist would like her to be between 5-7%, children who are younger, like babies, toddlers, and under their teens I guess they prefer their A1Cs to be a bit higher than 7 as too many lows can cause problems for them. The A1C test shows the doctors what has been going on in the patients blood for the past 3 months to see how much sugar is in their blood.
My daughter doesn't necessarily say no to sweets. LOL! I am just thankful that for now she isn't a sneaker, she does like cookies, ice cream, cake and candy every once in a while, but she just now thinks things through, would she like the carb snack with insulin or have a carb free snack with no insulin and maybe just add the sweets to her dinner carb count for dessert? It's not always easy, but she is trying her best, but we were also told not to deny them, if they want the sweets they can have it, they just need insulin and as always just have it in moderation. The only things that she can't have anymore are all drinks with sugar, it causes their sugar to spike too high too quickly and even the insulin can't lower it down in time. She drinks Pepsi Max, she likes it best, Crystal Light drinks, some other sugar free drinks, but of course she needs to drink lots and lots of water.
Her favorite low/no carb snacks are pepperoni slices, those little Bonbell cheeses, or string cheese, slices of roast beef, turkey, or ham and she love pepperoncinis, she can't get enough of them, even loves them in her omelets. Of course I make many of her omelets with egg beaters to keep her cholesterol levels good. LOL!
I think that my brother is coming around, the other day he bought a bag of Mother's mini iced oatmeal cookies the other day and said that he bought them for the two of them, of course he scarfed most of them down with his coffee the other night, but she ate her share yesterday. LOL! We had bought some one time and she told him that she got those to share with him, he asked if she could eat them and she just said yes. Hopefully he has done some reading on it on the internet, I try not to push things but will give people info if they ask.
Many people get type 1 and type 2 diabetes mixed up. I have type 2, my dad has it as well as many of his sisters and his mom had it, one of my younger brothers has it, type 2 diabetes can be reversed sometimes through lowering your carb intake, being physically active, weight loss and checking your blood sugar regularly.
Type 1 Diabetes can not ever be cured or reversed, it is an autoimmune disease as I said where these antigens in your body start to attack your pancreas and it will stop making insulin altogether. This is why you need the insulin injections in order to survive.
As I said in one of my previous posts, I thought that once we got out of the NICU and dealt with her development issues as she got older that we were done, but it looks like we have yet another mountain to climb, and this one is for life, but I look to God to see us through this as I always have, and I just keep encouraging my daughter to not let this disease control her, but to control the disease, that's half the battle there. Take care and have a blessed day. Here are a couple of pics of my baby, the first was her at 10 days old, she couldn't wrap her finger around my pinky, then the other was taken on Good Friday at our church, she's 13 no, will be 13 1/2 next month.