Saturday, February 23, 2013

Things are a Changin'

It has been just over 2 years since Andrew was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Throughout his honeymoon, we've been able to only use fast acting insulin to control his numbers, and Carb counting has only included starchy carbs. His A1C was 7.6 at diagnosis and reduced to 5.0 over the past couple of years. So far, his morning fasting numbers have been normal (under 100) without long acting insulin. Things have been changing this past week. It has really caught me off guard. His numbers have risen into the upper 200's. This is with the normal carb ratio of 1:30 (1 unit of insulin for every 30g carbs consumed), and his morning numbers have also started to rise between 100 - 120. Full blown diabetes is staring me right in the face! I always knew that his honeymoon would eventually come to an end, but now I'm feeling a little nervous. I've actually got in a nice groove with his "behaving" diabetes. I don't think I'm going to be liking the "other side"! I guess the only thing I can do is wait it out a little. I will be contacting his endo. on Monday to go over this past weeks numbers. I'll keep you updated.


  1. Hi Nikki, do you follow any particular diet other than gluten free? We eat a Paleo diet. My son aged 13 was diagnosed type 1, 3 months ago. We started eating this way the day he was discharged from hospital and it is easy to maintain normal BGs. We don't believe he has had a honeymoon period as we think he had diabetes for a long time before we noticed something was wrong. He is on an insulin pump which I think is a little more similar to a pancreas which also makes the whole process a bit easier. Good luck with your son - it's not an easy journey, that's for sure. By the way, I am also a Christian! Lisa xo

  2. gHi Lisa! I'm sorry to hear of your son's diagnosis. I've heard great success with the paleo diet. My son would not survive on that diet.LOL It takes everything I have to get him to eat a little bit of fruit and veggies every day. Since Andrew is only on fast acting insulin at this time, he's not eligible for a pump yet. Could you please email me some of your menus that you feed your son. I'd be very interested to see if maybe it would be doable. Your sister-in-Christ! Nikki