Insulin resistance

By camerashy Latest Reply 2011-08-03 23:54:56 -0500
Started 2011-08-02 17:22:42 -0500

When I went on insulin oh, many years ago, I was told that the reason for it was that I've been diabetic much longer than I admitted. The doofus doctor I was seeing at the time told me I'd become insulin resistant, then a few days later told me that my pancreas was still producing a little insulin, but not nearly enough. Huh? So, which is it? And do I do myself harm when I use a little extra insulin because my glucose is high and won't come down 2 hours after I use the first dose?

3 replies

jayabee52 2011-08-03 23:54:56 -0500 Report

Harlen is right. Both things can be true. In this case I don't think the Dr was a "doofus" especially if that is the only reason you say that. I was told I was insulin resistant. I learned that body fat increases insulin resistence. I also discovered that my pancreas is putting out insulin. It was putting out enough so that I can control my BG numbers pretty well with a meal plan that is low carb and high protein.

alanbossman 2011-08-03 09:47:49 -0500 Report

Hi, I'am insulin resistance also I take 1000mg 2x a day of metformin and 15 units of lantus a day.
As Harlen said you have to watch your carb intake.

Harlen 2011-08-02 23:25:48 -0500 Report

Well your T2 and bowth are true of T2's
You will need to know how to count the carbs then you will be able to give the insulin you need then you will not need to give the 2nd shot's
Hope this helps
Best wishes

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