Type 1 diabetesWhen your treatment might change

When you're diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you're usually asked to eat meals and inject insulin at set times every day (fixed dose).

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.

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 ill
  • pregnancy
  • menopause
  • periods
  • stress
  • using other medicines

Page last reviewed: 14/05/2018
Next review due: 14/05/2021