Wow finally got good news from the doctor

By melissa1987 Latest Reply 2012-02-17 06:08:08 -0600
Started 2012-02-14 15:03:23 -0600

Well I went to my doctors today and he dropped my insulin to 6 units in the am n 6 at night for a month and if everything goes good I am gonna be off insulin and on pills. I hope everything goes good this month for me because there's nothing more I would love to be off insulin so happy

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GabbyPA 2012-02-15 10:47:06 -0600 Report

That is encouraging. I do have a question though. Why would you go onto pills after the insulin wean? It seems that would be undesirable. Is the ultimate goal to get off meds all together?

melissa1987 2012-02-15 11:15:53 -0600 Report

It's just so much easier to be on pills I think n no I know that I'm gonna be on meds for the rest of my life unless they find a cure but I think bringing a bottle of pills around with me is a lot easier then taking my needles n pen and I also wouldn't have to stick needles in me . I hate that part the most

GabbyPA 2012-02-16 14:49:57 -0600 Report

That is true. The needle part is crummy. I am so glad that you are doing so well. Maybe your doctor can get you to where you are not on anything at all. That is always my goal.

Caroltoo 2012-02-16 23:50:58 -0600 Report

It's possible, Melissa, if you watch what you eat and exercise regularly. It doesn't mean it will happen, but I went from a BG of 400 and being told to take 4 injections per day to 1 pill/day to 1/2 pill/day to diet and exercise only. My A1c is 5.7. It is possible for some of us, but you do really have to work at it and your body needs to be healthy enough to be able to make the needed adaptations. At your age, you have a good chance of managing w/out meds.

melissa1987 2012-02-15 06:04:22 -0600 Report

I thought it was a good thing but now I'm just scared

jayabee52 2012-02-15 07:29:25 -0600 Report

I hope it was not something I said which scared you. If so I apologize!! I do pray you'll be able to get off insulin, sooner rather than later. Could you verbalize why you are scared?

melissa1987 2012-02-15 07:58:56 -0600 Report

I'm just confused by your post that's all. I just don't get some of the wording if u know what I mean

jayabee52 2012-02-15 08:59:21 -0600 Report

if you want you can inbox me and I would be happy to try to explain what I meant. Or we could do it here in public makes little difference to me (perhaps you would prefer inbox because it is privite). I would like an opportunity to ease your mind somehow.

melissa1987 2012-02-15 11:29:50 -0600 Report

I use my iPhone so I don't really get that option unless I go on the computer but I will inbox you later when I go on the computer

melissa1987 2012-02-14 19:17:36 -0600 Report

People keep telling me this is impossible but that's what my doctor said. My sugar came back as 6 when I got my blood work. I don't really understand it either but that's what he said I will be on pills if my blood work is good

jayabee52 2012-02-14 19:26:49 -0600 Report

My Jem came back at A1c of 6 a couple of times when she was alive. Sometimes she had several BG levels 300+ within the 90 days (she was on prednisone at the time).

When I asked her endo about that he suggested that since the A1c is an average, she had experienced some mighty low hypo events. (and she had) so it is not totally impossible. I don't know if this may apply to you but I hope not!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-02-15 05:47:08 -0600 Report

James I could see where this could happen I was told as a T1 I'd never be off insulin. This is a fact cuz when they tried Metformin with me and took me off insulin my numbers went from normal into the 300s within a few days. I will always need insulin, yes, BUT the amount depends on me to a great extent! Louise

jayabee52 2012-02-14 15:10:37 -0600 Report

FANTASTIC Melissa! WTG girl!

It IS good being off insulin and all diabetes meds. but it is a little scary. like walking a tightrope with out a net underneath

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