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Injections

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Lorenn94xx, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Lorenn94xx

    Lorenn94xx Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm wondering if anyone can help me I've been told that I have to have an injection I am type 2.. It's either glp1 or insulin can anyone please recommend one that would be better for me? Thank you x


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    Lorenn94xx Type 2 · Newbie

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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I would call your doc and ask him/her really as we would just be guessing. Sorry.


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    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hi sorry i cant help but hope someone can
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you drive then it may make a difference. If you go onto insulin you have to inform the DVLA and get a restricted 3 year driving licence. If you go onto something like Byetta or Victoza then you don't.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. GLP-1 is an injection typically aimed at T2s who are a lot overweight. There are various branded versions such as Liraglutide. Insulin is aimed at anyone who can't control blood sugar through tablets and sensible carb intake. GLP-1 drugs do have some side effects so Google the web to find out more. Insulin effectively has no side effects but doesn't help weight reduction as GLP1s do. If you are overweight then are you low-carbing? This is virtually the only way to get weight and blood sugar down at least to some extent and possibly avoid a GLP-1. Are you already on some tablets including Metformin? Note that taking insulin if greatly overweight can result in high doses and blood sugar swings so the right diet is also important with it
     
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