Life style

Teresa Adkins
By Teresa Adkins Latest Reply 2013-05-01 14:20:58 -0500
Started 2013-04-25 09:44:21 -0500

Occasionally I would like to be able to have a drink with dinner or just socially. I love my Doctor but this seems to be an extreme no no while taking Metformin and now I've been subscribed Pradin. Starting to think 24hr Insulin would be better than taking all of these pills. I quit taking Onglyza myself because it was causing extreme stomach aches. I have done alot of research and Insulin seems to be safer than the orals. My BS are really starting to improve and I have no problem following the diets but we are all human and sometimes I know I'm going to eventually have a couple of drinks or some pasta (mac & cheese) which I really miss. Any advice? I know this may sound petty but I am only human..

4 replies

Charlieb63 2013-04-30 15:29:11 -0500 Report

I'm 50 and have T2. I'm on metaformin and glimopride oral. I still go have a crown and diet coke once in a while with pizza. I find that for me. The drink actually lowers my bs and evens out the pizza carbs. I check my bs before both and an hour after and they stay right at 100. This does work for me. Maybe not for everyone. But wanted to let you know I felt the same way. So decided to try this. Have not gained any weight either since I only do this once in a while. :) happy to get my Crown and Coke fix once in a while. :)

Teresa Adkins
Teresa Adkins 2013-05-01 14:20:58 -0500 Report

Thanks Charlie :) Doc has tried to scare me to death about it… I too just want an occassional drink. Same for PIZZA but I haven't had any yet. lol

GitchyMe 2013-04-25 12:25:18 -0500 Report

I was originally diagnosed type 2 and did metformin and glipizide for 4 months before my type 1 diagnosis and insulin. Hated the pills and how they made me feel. Now on an insulin pump and i can drink (although i dont) and eat mac n cheese! I had to request further testing and a referral to an endo from my primary.

I did Lantus (24 hour) and Novalog ( fast acting) prior to the pump but didnt get much control with that combo. Whichever treatment you decide on you have to know that you CAN do what you like when you like how you like, it just takes more thought and math than before. All things in moderation…thats my motto :-). You know your body better than any doctor.

Teresa Adkins
Teresa Adkins 2013-04-25 22:35:36 -0500 Report

You are so right about knowing your own body better than the Doc's. Unfortunately I'm not good with math but I surely could figure it out. My grandmother has been on insulin for 50 yrs and her health has been good. I feel like the oral meds are making me as sick as the Diabetes and just causing more problems. I am a fighter but this can be really frustrating. I feel like a little kid on restriction and I'm starving. lol Thanks so much for the input! I really appreciate it.