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Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by amjed, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Beachbag

    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amjed, I don't know where you get the idea from that insulin will control your diabetes better. Quite simply... It won't! However....your body, your decision. Such a shame you're not prepared to help yourself. Good luck.
     
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    phil169 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    please don't fall in this trap that insulin is the bee all and end all it is not and is not the answer to it all, just been changed to 4 injections per day and now lost control completely. its hell for me but the tablets just stopped working for me.
     
  3. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Would agree with the others-Insulin is necessary when all other avenues have been explored and have failed-however,it is not a 'Magic bullet',especially if there is insulin resistance going on and it's not unheard of for some type 2's to be injecting hundreds of units a day with the associated problems of highs and lows that can bring-all mixed in with weight gain+more insulin resistance+more insulin+more weight gain etc...It's your body but I would not rush into it if I was you.
     
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    Corbdon Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, I'm type 2 and have been on insulin for 3 years now, my doc was going to put me back on metfornin but I asked if I could keep on the insulin as I found it easier to keep my sugar under control . So unless your scared of needles I think it's a personal choice.


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    2christine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if you followed a good low carb diet you could control your Blood Glucose levels and not need tablets at all ! ,many people have done this,
     
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    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry vic but that is a very outdated view of things and not the way that the NHS views diabetics anymore. If you are insulin resistant then you are type 2 whether you need insulin or not, insulin resistance often causes the pancreas to stop making insulin.


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    musiclover58 Type 2 · Member

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    I am type 2 and just had my first dose of insulin humulin3 this evening in the presence of my diabetic nurse so injected at 6 pm went home to have dinner which was homemade shepherds pie heavy on the meat and lighter on the mash at about 8pm started with stomach cramps and barely been off the toilet since last time I had these problems was when first diagnosed and the metformin dose was to high so is this NORMAL with insulin my dose was 6 ml


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    gaffer Type 2 · Member

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    I am type 2 so my diabetic nurse tells me, I take 1 gram of slow release metformin twice a day I also inject insulin 4 times a day, 18 units of Novo Rapid before breakfast, 18 units before lunch and 24 units before dinner I also inject 68 units of Lantus each evening. Given the choice I would much rather swallow a few pills.
     
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    lizbet9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Vic I'm type 2 following gestational diabetes, I used insulin in pregnancy and following my daughters birth 7 years ago, I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic, put on metformin for a few months then back on insulin, nova rapid and levimir and metformin.


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