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Type 2 Type 2 question: Was anyone ever started on insulin and then gone on oral meds only?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Seeker2016, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Seeker2016

    Seeker2016 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I wanted to find this out, if this happens, and even if you had the option would you take it?
     
  2. Wayne78

    Wayne78 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Seeker 2016, yes this happen to me when i was first diagnosed, this seems to be the prefered course of action .
     
  3. Neohdiver

    Neohdiver Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that starting on insulin for T2, then dropping back to oral meds is the reverse of the normal course - unless you are able to take charge of your blood glucose..

    I know a number of people who have moved from insulin to oral meds (or none) following a low carb diet. Most of them didn't start on insulin, though - they typically started on oral meds, moved up to insulin, discovered low carb eating, and were able to eliminate the need for insulin by avoiding carbohydrates.
     
  4. Seeker2016

    Seeker2016 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, yes it is the reverse of the normal process. I understand though some type 2s can have very high bg on diagnosis, be prescribed insulin and once they have that under control, go to oral medications that increase insulin sensitivity.
     
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