By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2012-05-03 23:19:09 -0500
Started 2012-05-01 19:19:48 -0500

I was told by my Doctor that my Gluoco was higher than it has been and she felt that I needed to start insulin. She stated that she was going to start me off with (7) units, beginning May 25, 2012.
Now since that date I have lowed my A1c level to 7.4. My sugar level has dropped
everyday since 17 April, 2012 because I am eating like I should have all along.
I am going to see my Doctor on the 25 May 2012 for my last instructions before I start taking inslun.
What do I need to tell my Doctor?

3 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-05-03 23:19:09 -0500 Report

I agree with Carol and James. Talk with your Dr. If you can get good results to show with diet change, waiting and seeing before going on insulin should be an option.

jayabee52 2012-05-01 19:33:34 -0500 Report

I would show Dr either your logbook or your meter and if it were me I would ask if I could wait to start insulin for a while and work on doing what you are doing with your meal plan.

Nothing wrong with insulin if one really needs it, but sometimes it can work to put fat on your body. You want to avoid that, especially if you are losing weight. I had been insulin resistant and when I got off insulin and followed a low carb high protein eating plan I lost 65 lbs over that year. As I lost the fat around my middle I also lost much of my insulin resistence and since my pancreas was putting out insulin it helped keep my Blood Glucose (BG) levels in check better.

Now I don't go so high when I mess up with my eating.

If you would be interested in what I did I could share a link to a discussion I posted on it a little bit ago.

Caroltoo 2012-05-01 19:26:22 -0500 Report

I would tell her how you have changed your diet and, because it is helping, you will continue to follow the new diet plan. Then I would tell my doctor that I do not want to start insulin on May 25 and would like to continue as is for now. Then reevaluate your progress on June 25 or whenever you two agree.

You don't have to use insulin, if you choose not to do so. You do have to make significant changes and keep your A1c down, if you are going to avoid insulin and/or medications and be healthy. I'd sure avoid the high glycemic carbohydrates so I could make this work for you. It does work for me and I feel safe because my glucose reading is in the normal range, as is my A1c. If it was up, I'd be considering using medication again.

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