I'm a 27 year old female who double cycles (I have two periods a month). I'm on 500 mg of Glucophage and 25 mg of Januvia 1x daily. I was supposed to be taking Starlix with meals, but had to quit because I was having to go to the bathroom every five minutes.
I've been a Type II diabetic for 11 years and I have my current diabetic doc (endrocrinologist) confused.
When I'm PMSing, my blood sugars are in the 200-300 range. When I'm not PMSing, my blood sugars are fine. I bought a bike and now ride about 30 miles a week and that isn't even helping. I'm almost in tears because there is so much I cannot eat. I just had to officially give up tator tots. I eat a gluten/wheat-free diet for allergies and, with my heart condition, I'm already on an altera-healthy diet (I don't eat out, eat minimally processed foods, and keep the processed sugars/corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and salt to the minimum). My blood sugars should be normal!!!
Also, if I don't eat enough with the Januvia (I've tried going low carb), I wake up between 2 and 3 AM and puke my guts out. I usually cannot work the next day because I am so sick.
I've only getting more exhausted. Been trying to fight my doctor for insulin for the last three months. She refuses because my AH1.c (or whatever) is in the mid 6's, my c-peptid is 1.0, and my body has 7.1 milliliters (or whatever that measurement is) of insulin - so I have producing insulin .. .but it just won't work properly! My doctor's excuse is that I live alone and there's a major risk of diabetic coma - especially since I have a habit of forgetting to eat (thanks to the Januvia). My diabetic doc says there's no way that "I want to shoot up four times a day". I disagree with her - I hate needles, but I'm tired of being sick and tired and will go to any length to have my energy back.
To make matters even more confusing, if any of my medications are doubled, my blood sugars are extremely high (200-300's) instead of going lower.
My mom, who is a Type 1, says that once you take insulin, you cannot go back to oral meds. Is she right?
I have a feeling I need insulin and think it wouldn't hurt at all, especially when I'm PMSing. Nothing else is working. I know it's a huge responsibility, but c'mon, there's already Type 1's out there who don't take care of themselves…
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