By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-12-14 22:57:23 -0600
Started 2012-12-14 12:40:35 -0600

How would you know if your doctor needed you to be put on insulin when you have type 2 diabetes? Is it because of the A1C? How can you handle it though when you are on it? Like if you go out to eat in public? What is the difference between the shot, and using the pump? Where can you stick yourself when you do the shot? Can you still take your medicine, and test your sugar when you're on it?

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KathyH123 2012-12-14 22:57:23 -0600 Report

Hey, I am a type 2 and I was diagnosed when I was 8 about to turn 9 and I was put on injections because I wasn't able to take pills and it is still hard for me to take pills so I was on injections until this week and now I have a pump, with the way my doctor had my insulin I took the injection before I ate to cover what my sugar was and how much I was eating I do the same thing on the pump ( it just doesn't take me as long) And I normally did the injections in my stomach or arm, I will probably do the same for the sites also.

My mom was just put on injections also she was diagnosed with type 2 as a kid around the same age I was and hers was because her sugars had started to elevate and her A1C went up and she takes her injections in her stomach

jayabee52 2012-12-14 12:53:24 -0600 Report

There are a number of reasons to be put on insulin, Nyu.

In my case i was put on a low dose of NPH insulin because my kidneys shut down and the Metformin I was taking does not "play nice"with kidney problems.

Others seem to have problems managing their BG levels using medications and Dr decides it is time to change the medication modality.

The reasons may be as individual as the Drs themselves.