All along our journey so far, Andrew has experienced low blood sugars both on insulin and off. I was introduced to a friend that has had type 1 diabetes for 43 years. I also want to include that he has been COMPLICATION FREE all of those years. (YEAH!!!) He takes very good care of himself including good nutrition, exercise and good blood glucose control. After hearing Andrew's story, he mentioned that I might want to contact Joslin's Diabetic Center in Boston, MA for a second opinion. I urge all of you to visit their website because they have some great articles and information on Type 1 diabetes.
I had the opportunity to speak with an endocrinologist, and she mentioned three things that could be causing the lows.
1. Since he was recently diagnosed with celiac disease, the intestines might not be fully healed yet.
2. Sometimes as people are getting ready to enter full blown type 1 diabetes, they will experience low blood sugars. While some beta cells are still working, they will sometimes leak insulin when not needed resulting in hypoglycemia.
3. It is not uncommon for children to experience blood sugars in the 50's and 60's.
At this point, I'm not sure what the cause is for Andrew's low blood sugars. I wanted to put this information out there for anyone else that might be experiencing a diabetic honeymoon with hypoglycemia.