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When your treatment might change

When you're diagnosed with type 1 diabetes you're usually asked to eat meals and inject set doses of insulin at regular times.

When you're more confident, you can try a more flexible insulin treatment plan to suit your lifestyle. This might allow you to eat when you want. Speak to your diabetes team when you feel ready.

Honeymoon period

Your body might still produce some insulin for up to a year after you're diagnosed. This is called the 'honeymoon period'.

You might find it harder to manage your blood glucose levels when the honeymoon period ends.

Speak to your diabetes team if you're finding it harder to manage as your insulin doses will need to be adjusted.

Changes in your body

Your treatment might also need to change as you get older, or your body changes.

This includes:

  • losing or putting on weight
  • being more or less active
  • being ill
  • pregnancy
  • menopause
  • periods
  • stress
  • using other medicines

Page last reviewed: 1 August 2020
Next review due: 1 August 2023

This project has received funding from the Government of Ireland’s Sláintecare Integration Fund 2019 under Grant Agreement Number 9.