Visited with neighbor yesterday who is a young internist about my high BG & back problems. When I told him I was up to 110 units of Lantus he got bug-eyed and stated that over 120 units of insulin is just wrong, that studies show that over 120 units is a waste of a lot of insulin, that the body just doesn't absorb it, so tell my doc to subscribe u-500. It's a more concentrated insulin at a lower dose.
Then to try byetta to see it it will help me lose weight since my back is so bad and I can't exercise, perhaps it will help me lose weight, lighten the load so my back gets a break and I can exercise. It isn't what I eat, nor my portion size that keeps the weight on. If anything I don't eat enough or have a high enough caloric count. It's a catch-22 situation. What I ate two months ago and did insulin accordingly. Two months later the same food and portions I'm having to increase the units a lot.
Anybody have experience with this?
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