I was able to control my diabetes with diet and exercise for about 7 years. The next 10 years I was introduced to various oral diabetic meds. Although I was able to manage my blood glucose successfully with the help of various meds, they eventually stopped working, or caused extreme side effects that were unbearable. Currently, and for the last couple of years, I have been on insulin, and with excellent results so far. My doctors claim that the only serious side effects are weight gain, and potential blood glucose lows. I have read about a few other potential side effects, but the doctors I have asked, all agree that they are either not likely, or simply not true.
So, even though I have done quite a bit of research on the subject, I am very interested in knowing the opinions of others, as well as their experience while taking insulin.
Is the potential for weight gain and blood glucose lows the only reason for many doctors prescribing insulin only as a last resort?
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