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Thu Jun 28 15:43:26 UTC 2012

I was diagnosed with Type 1 two months ago. I am 25-years-old. Recent C-Peptide was 2.4. Is it safe to assume I am honeymooning?
Asked By: jholt87  

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I was at a 12% a1c upon diagnosis. I have a normal-range BMI. I am on 15u of Levemir, and I take Novolog before meals.
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2012-08-10 21:48:31.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

The level of C-peptide in the blood indicates the amount of insulin made by the pancreas. Normal levels may range from 0.50 to 2.0 ng/dL. The values vary from lab to lab. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses. Your doctor would evaluate your results.

The honeymoon period usually refers to a period when less insulin is required. It often occurs shortly after starting insulin therapy in most cases of type 1 diabetes. Insulin production and the blood glucose levels temporarily improve. Its duration vary greatly. It may not appear at all for some people. Or, it may lasts for weeks, months, or even longer.

Low doses of insulin, if any, are usually required during this period. It only appears that the diabetes is reversed, at least temporarily. The honeymoon period is often confusing for everyone.

Read about C-peptide!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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