Type 1 Diabetes has a more severe disease process than Type 2, and onset is typically in childhood. Beta cells in the pancreas are gradually destroyed, causing insulin deficiency. This causes blood glucose levels to skyrocket, as there is no insulin to move glucose into cells. Therefore, diabetics rely on administered insulin for survival.
We recently discussed the top 10 concerns related to a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Following these concerns, families then often talk about the "honeymoon" period. What is the honeymoon period? Most kids/teens/adults with new onset type 1 diabetes have experienced symptoms and signs due to the absolute lack of insulin, such as…