In a recent review of diabetes research and information from other countries, I stumbled across some data relevant to the honeymoon period. Insulin is produced by the beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin injections are still required during the honeymoon phase. Diabetologia 48: 2221-8. I typically will say my order a couple of times or nearly shout DIET just to be sure. In type 1 diabetes the honeymoon follows diagnosis. If obvious symptoms of type 1 diabetes emerge when the patient has an illness, virus or cold, for example, once the illness subsides the body’s insulin needs may decrease.
Since she first started the insulin, her blood sugars have been pretty good most of the time. I don’t really know enough about MODY to know whether that’s likely for you though. You don’t usually hear of a T2 honeymoon period, because there is usually either enough residual insulin production for the diabetes to be controlled by drugs and diet (i.e. Now, living off ketones