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Is control easier with insulin?

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by ClareBearJ, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Fenn

    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is terms like “resorted” meaning “the last resort”? ‘End up on” “progressed onto” are what I Am referingg to as demonised, sorry if I used the wrong word, the dictionary.com definition below makes me feel justified in feeling I used the correct term.

    It matters not a jot, I was just expressing an opinion, on how it makes me feel, happy to be mistaken, as always I said something wrong that opened up a reason to be disagreed with, heyho

    verb
    past tense: demonised; past participle: demonised
    1. portray as wicked and threatening.
      "he was demonized by the press"
     
  2. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    resort is not a pejorative word:

    resort
    /rɪˈzɔːt/
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    verb
    gerund or present participle: resorting
    1. 1.
      turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
      "the duke was prepared to resort to force if negotiation failed"
      synonyms: have recourse to, fall back on, turn to, look to, make use of, use, utilize, avail oneself of, employ, bring into play/service, press into service, call on; More
    For t2's, insulin is our last and biggest medication for treatment. Resorting to it is a good use of the word, as its usually the last choice our medical people offer us, when all else has been tried. It is not a negative word, its a descriptive word.
     
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  3. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I see Type 2 people post on here that they are now on insulin, I see a lot of support for them. The general public i am around appear to think every type of diabetic is already on insulin anyway. I have not seen people on here demonise those who need to use insulin to control their diabetes, of any type. If you do see such unkindness, please let a Mod know, and they will deal with it. Such behaviour is not tolerated here.

    I do see encouragement to have a re-think about diet for those who are new and not come across any dietary ways of helping their blood sugar levels, but thats a different focus, and not unkind. The intent is to educate and support any possible changes the person may not have been aware of.
     
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  4. Fenn

    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Please don't see that word as demonising. It reflects my own frustration with my own body, unable to sort itself out.

    For some time I have battled to work out what's going on with my body's temperature regulation. I never feel too hot. I can't think of the last time I perspired - ene in temperatures verging on 40c a couple of months ago, but I am very often cold. Indeed, when
    Please don't see that word as demonising. It simply isn't. In the context utilised, it simply means it wouldn't be my preferred option. No more. No less.
     
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  6. HarryJJohnson

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    If you are on Gliclazide your entitled to test strips, I am on Metformin, Gliclazide and insulin and it has reduced my blood count in half, before it was totally out of control but since going on to insulin as well my blood sugar has normalised
     
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    Irrespective of whether you need to take insulin long term or not, you really need to go the emergency room & get your levels down to manageable. That reading is very, very dangerous.

    For the rest of your question, I was on Metformin, Gliclazide & Teneligliplin but my control was terrible. With insulin, I find it very easy to have very good control.

    With your sugar levels being at 29.9, you will probably find it very difficult with meds in the long term & may need to shift to insulin.
     
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  8. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. It depends very much, for many people, what else they do alongside or instead of the meds. Eating shed loads of carbs is always going to lead to higher and higher numbers for a type 2 that wouldn’t happen otherwise. Medication for a type 2 still producing, what is likely to be an excess of, insulin is never going to solve the issue alone.
     
  9. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi db, I think this post is 14 weeks old.
     
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    Didn't notice. Thank you. But hopefully, anyone else reading this will understand the seriousness of a 29.9 sugar level.
     
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