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Type 2 Insulin Reduction

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Madame_Duke, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Madame_Duke

    Madame_Duke Type 2 · Member

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    Over the last 13 months I have been reducing my insulin usage. March 2015 my dose was 158 units of Humalog 50 twice a day. I worked with my GP and using Bydureon one weekly I have lost over 4 and a half stone. My GP has now retired and I currently take 10 - 12 units a day. The plan is to come off insulin all-together. Has anyone else done this or similar because it is a little bit scary all-though this is what my goal is.

    Opinions please
     
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  2. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My opinions are - well done:)
     
  3. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Outstanding!
    What have you done to reduce it? Diet / exercise?
    Have you had a c peptide or GAD test?
    Sounds like you are becoming much more insulin sensative and in a short time.
    What is your diet like?
     
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    1rnold Type 1 · Active Member

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  5. Madame_Duke

    Madame_Duke Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for your reply what is a gad test please ?
     
  6. Madame_Duke

    Madame_Duke Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you so much
     
  7. Madame_Duke

    Madame_Duke Type 2 · Member

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    My diet is ok low carb and no added sugar, but the main contributer is Bydureon which I started March 2015. Now my insulin doest seem to work at all unless I have missed something, so a bit confused and frustrated.
     
  8. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    GAD is a test that measures antibodies
    C peptide measures the amount of insulin your pancreas produces

    What is bydureon and what is it for?
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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