lowering insulin levels

msann
By msann Latest Reply 2009-03-31 22:13:24 -0500
Started 2009-03-27 15:54:14 -0500

hey, love this website, went to dr, this morning for physical, doing pretty good, just get one vial of insulin now, has any of you dropped insulin altogether , us being diabetics


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alwaystryin
alwaystryin 2009-03-31 20:21:25 -0500 Report

This type of happy news is so good to hear, thank you for sharing. My Wife was on oral meds/Bedtime Lantus 10 units. For reasons I will not go into here and now, she stopped the Lantus. She had an ER episode where she was admitted (foot ulcers/Very high Glucose levels. When discharged she was not only put on a double dose of Lantus, mealtime insulin (novolog), and doubled her Metformin dose as well.

Together with all the aspects of lowering/controlling her levels, she has been on an under 200 a day average to well under 150 for the most part. AND lost weight also. So it can be done.

jsd2005
jsd2005 2009-03-27 20:24:42 -0500 Report

possibly a possibility. Depends on diet and exercise and control/management. I have seen it happen

rbergman
rbergman 2009-03-27 17:14:57 -0500 Report

My doctor did take me off of insulin completely but put me on an oral medication regimen instead…the insulin wasn't working and so far neither is the oral.
As kdroberts said, a T1 has to have the insulin whereas a T2 could have other options.

Sarguillo
Sarguillo 2009-03-27 17:10:30 -0500 Report

Im a type 2 on insulin. But I have noticed that my intake of insulin has changed. Started off with 40 units of a long lasting insulin. Then my doc recomended to my nurse that I should take a small amount of insulin with my meals, a faster acting insulin. We agreeded on a pill. Then later cut my insuline from 40 units at night to 20 untis in the am and 20 units in the pm.
Later with my numbers, it was cut down to 15 and 15. Later it was cut down to 10 and 15. As of 3 days ago, they cut me down to 5 units in the am and 10 untis at night. Im thinking that they are trying to wean me off insulin. Who know, maybe its a conspiracy and my doctor knows where Hoffa is buried.

lipsie
lipsie 2009-03-27 18:58:12 -0500 Report

lol, you're a trip! Sheila

maxcats
maxcats 2009-03-31 20:10:20 -0500 Report

Good for you to be lowering your insulin! So far, I'm on an upswing. My insulin keeps being increased. Right now I am on 40 units in the AM and 30 units in the PM. Does this seem really high? I'm following my diet and hoping to go down and level out.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-03-31 22:13:24 -0500 Report

I STARTED WITH 30 AM AN 35 AT BEDTIME AN NOW I AM DOWN TO 20 IN THE AM, AN MAYBE I WILL TAKE ONE AT NIGHT, IF MY NUMBERS ARE HIGHER THAN 120. I WATCH WHAT I EAT AN KEEP MY NUMBERS UNDER 160 99% OF THE TIME, I HAVE ALSO LOST 15LBS BY DOING THIS. THEY ALSO GAVE ME THE 3 HOUR INSULIN , BUT NOW I VERY SELDOM HAVE TO USE IT. ONLY WHEN THE WIFE GETS CARRIED AWAY WITH DINNER…LOLOL HOPE THIS HELPS ALSO NOVOLIN IS CHEAPER THAN THE OTHERS, BY OVER 20 BUCKS A BOTTLE…

lipsie
lipsie 2009-03-27 16:04:13 -0500 Report

I am type 2 and at one point I was on insilin at all times, but then hit rock bottom, I was off all Diabetic meds for a few months…then stated w/ the oral meds and now w/ sliding scale w/ it. Sheiia

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-03-27 15:57:06 -0500 Report

Type 1's can't, type 2's may be able to. Some type 2's are able to make enough changes that they no longer require additional insulin, some cannot produce insulin naturally or have a severely limited production so will never be able to come off it.

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