Insulin resistant

By Mythwitch Latest Reply 2011-10-26 05:26:05 -0500
Started 2011-10-23 15:38:45 -0500

Hi I have been told I am not diabetic but am pre-diabetic. My levels are fine but I am always tired and my muscles tend to tingle.
Per my doctor he ran a test that determined I am insulin resistant and he put me on actoplus met (pioglatizone HCI and Metformin HCI) 15/1000 first I had to take 1 pill a day 1/2 pill with breakfast and 1/2 with dinner but my problem was that it got me even more tired and I ended up falling asleep at work.
Now I have been switched to the xr version and have to take 1 pill a day still gets me tired and sleepy but now I take it before I go to sleep. Bad thing is that I usually only sleep about 4 - 5 hours a day due to my work schedule, 3am - noon.
I stopped taking the pills when I had acute pancreatitis and one of the ER doctors told me it could have been caused by the Metformin if I really didn't need to take it.
Now I am still tired and confused even more.

5 replies

Kirla 2011-10-23 17:52:45 -0500 Report

I believe eating lots of low carb vegetables like salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut along with drinking 8 plus glasses of water everyday helps lower insulin resistance. It probley wouldn’t hurt to follow a lower carb diet and try to switch to whole grains if you can. Your pancreas will only work at producing high levels of insulin for a certain amount of time. If you don’t overcome the insulin resistance your pancreas will sooner or later start being damaged and you will go onto developing diabetes type 2. If you stop it now you might be able to avoid the disease.

Mythwitch 2011-10-23 19:38:01 -0500 Report

Thanks, Kirla. I have been modifying my diet.. not much as I really don't eat that much, but I have been trying to introduce more veggies and have been watching my carb intake. It is alot of work especially since I am Hispanic and rice is our main staple. LOL.. I had not considered switching to whole grain, Thanks for the alternative.

Kirla 2011-10-23 21:46:00 -0500 Report

I tried whole grain but it was to late for me. When diagnosed my A1C was 14.1 and blood sugar had to be in the 400-500 range after eating. If you catch this now you might be able to switch to whole grain. Have you considered brown rice? Some people claim to do ok with the darker rice’s.

Kirla 2011-10-23 21:48:22 -0500 Report

My wife is oriental, so I know about the rice thing. She can survive maybe one day with no rice but 2 days and my life is hell.

Mythwitch 2011-10-26 05:26:05 -0500 Report

Yea I am like her I will check out the brown rice see how it goes. I am trying whole grain cereal so far so good. Have to get use to the taste though.