Type 2 on insulin

By clj01 Latest Reply 2011-04-21 20:43:56 -0500
Started 2011-04-21 19:43:40 -0500

After being on oral medicatioons with multiple medications at the same time and not able to achieve good control my doctor started me on insulin. Since then my long lasting insulin has stayed the same and my sliding scale has been changed from 70/30 to Novalog. What I am interested in knowing is twofold. First is how long did it take for your doctor to switch you from oral medications to insulin? Second is did they go through more than one type of insulin to find the one that worked best for you. I am hoping to find out if my experience is that much different than others,

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jayabee52 2011-04-21 20:43:56 -0500 Report

I was on metformin and a couple other oral meds for about 8 yrs. When my kidneys quit due to infection (I recently heard that metformin can do that), I was immediately put on an NPH insulin in the hospital, a medium acting insulin, as I understand it. I take it morning and evening at about 12 hour intervals. I have needed to raise my dosage from time to time from the original 12 in the AM and 10 in the PM, but not much. Now am 17 in the AM and 15 in the PM. Really not all that much in comparison to other people's insulin dosages.

I'm giving some thought to try to control it with diet alone, since that is such a small dose, in comparison to others' doses.

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