From: Elburn, Illinois, USA
My son was diagnosed in August 2015 with a fasting blood glucose of 247 mg/dl [13.7 mmol/L] and trace ketones. He tested negative for all autoimmune markers, but low on C-peptide. His carbohydrate to insulin ratio was 1:60 a month after diagnosis. Lantus was two units nightly. Average insulin per meal was 0.5 unit. His A1c was 5.9 in October, 5.7 in January. He was low a lot and needed a lot of juice boxes, glucose tabs and food. As of February 2, he was receiving no insulin for meals and 1 unit of Lantus and was still low all the time. On March 3, his A1c was 5.1 and a re-test of C-peptide was 1.18. Becasue of all the lows, we stopping giving him Lantus. I was told he is now honeymooning. The doctor's office said to stop using the sensor, check his blood sugar in the morning and periodically after high carbohydrate meals. I am now confused because I was taught to check and count carbohydrates regularly, the opposite of what I am now being asked to do. Please tell me your thoughts.