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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Sam | 2020/03/20

Q.

Honeymoon phase

My a1c dropped from 13 to 6.3 in 3 months. I was dealing with a long term infection (tooth) so my doctor thought the a1c number of 13 may have been inflated due to infection. I have also lost 14 pounds in the 3months due to diet and exercise. He has me on 5 mg gliburide. News was good but he mentioned honeymoon phase. What is that? I am 61 years old. Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2020/03/30

Hi

A honeymoon phase refers to Type 1 diabetes, where there is an improvement in glucose levels post diagnosis to the point where they don't need/or require very little insulin. It does not apply to type 2 diabetes as in your case. Your glucose levels likely improved because you altered your diet, lost weight and exercised

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