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How can I control my levels?

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Shazia555, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Shazia555

    Shazia555 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you

    Yes this will be my first consultant appointment. So hopefully should come away feeling better

    Yes the pain of injecting 36 units can be excruciating x

    I'm trying my best to reduce insulin resistance by taking cinnamon tablets bitter melon tablets and chromium picolimate capsules as these have shown to help control levels

    I am also taking metformin. Two twice a day xx
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Good, glad you're getting to first appt with consultant.

    I think that considering you are trying all things naturally as well then a u500 discussion wld be relevant.

    I can imagine 36 units and to be honest. Offer him an injection of saline of 36 units.. See if he would do it day in day out.... I bet the answer would be no...

    Worth asking. Perhaps google it so you know about it...

    Have you had your eye retinopathy check?
     
  3. Shazia555

    Shazia555 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yes I had it done in February. Not much changed since the last one which was a year ago x
     
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    Shazia555 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I don't know why but since being on insulin I feel more ill than I have felt in 17 years being on tablets.

    Before starting insulin o never had tingling in my limbs nor felt tired but now after 7 months on insulin I feel all the diabetic illnesses which scares me
     
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    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi shazia555, may i recommend a book that deals with this subject in depth, dr r bernsteins diabetes explained 4th edition, he's a t1 of some 50 yrs and is well versed in treating diabetics,you can get it on amazon. He explains in depth how to correct hypo's and various insulin regimes,clive
     
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  6. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Why did they change you from tablets to insulin?
     
  7. Shazia555

    Shazia555 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi would that be relevant to me as I've been diagnosed at t2

    Thank you
     
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    Shazia555 Type 2 · Active Member

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    The tablets haven't been working for a long time and now I want to try for a baby and realising the complications they advised me to go on insulin

    I preferred the tablets but my levels were always around 14-16

    But now my levels are all over the place I'm thinking has the sacrifice been worth it? I know now my levels are averaging at 9 so they are better but not achieving the desired results x
     
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    Shazia555 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Mind you my gp nurse suggested I was possibly t1 because of me lasting 17 years without the insulin and just on tablets but I don't know
     
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  10. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it will be relevant shazia555, he covers t1 and t2 in depth, but so that (we) can understand it.
     
  11. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Shazia

    Have you ever had a GAD or CPeptide test done? This would help to confirm for definite what "type" you are.

    Running at levels of 14 -16 wasn't good for you, could be why you are having a few probs now... It is difficult to understand why your health care team accepted these levels... It is going to take time for your body to adjust.

    Hang in there....

    Book is worthwhile.
     
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