I'm new to group

By lovemyfurkids Latest Reply 2010-01-09 21:55:30 -0600
Started 2010-01-09 10:01:27 -0600

Hi. I'm new to diabetic connect and also to the group. I've been diagnosed since early 2002. I am type 2, but I do take insulin. Two kinds; novalog and lantus.

There is a lot of I have learned and know, but there is a lot I still have not learned. Mainly about taking my insulins, how, when, etc.

When my doctor (endocrinologist) put me on insulin, he never showed how to do it, or anything else. He just said "take this". I did do some reading on the patient info sheet that came with the insulin, but it did not have as much information as I would have liked.

I use the pens for my insulin and that is so very much easier than syringes and viles. Plus, I feel as if I get a more constant amount of insulin with each shot. When I had to draw it up in syringes, I know I was not getting the exact same amount each time. My vision could not always see the "line" and I could be above it, below it, etc.

I am hoping to learn all that I can to help control my diabetes and anything associated with it.

14 replies

ptsparkle 2010-01-09 21:55:30 -0600 Report

Welcome aboard. Good advice from all. I would add, see your Dr. and discuss it with him/her. Lots of knowledgable people here to help and give advice.

AddassaMari 2010-01-09 21:29:00 -0600 Report

Welcome, this is a wonderful community of fantastic people. I was diagnosed as T2 in July 2009, I take 250mg of Metfomin 2x per day.

alanbossman 2010-01-09 21:09:16 -0600 Report

welcome to dc site i was dx june 2008 i take 1000mgx2 a day of metformin and 20 units of lantus in the morning for all day. Check with your doc or endo. on what is the best time for your insulin. hope this helps.

Harlen 2010-01-09 19:07:45 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
I too am T2 but on pump
you will love this site I know I do lots of good frends here
Best wishes

PANTOUS 2010-01-09 16:41:39 -0600 Report

Hello I am new to this web site, but have been a diabetic since 1992. I just went on the insluin pump. It is great. no more shots. I take the humalog insulin. Just fill up the reservoir with the insulin and the pump stays on you for 24 hours a day (you do have to change were you put the pump every 2-3 days). It is so much easier. I don't have to worry oh it's 8pm have to take my lantus. Or I have to eat now and take a shot.
Sorry about going on and on.

kayaker1 2010-01-09 16:26:02 -0600 Report

HI. I'm new to the group…a bit nervous about doing anything on-line and have limited information about this disease. I'm type 2, on 50/50 and regular humalog at night and to cover, as well as on orals in the morning. My numbers are crazy, portion control has been a problem and I just don't understand how all this works. Any assistance with this would be wonderful. Larry

mcbare 2010-01-09 16:14:05 -0600 Report

I am also new , joined 8 days ago been reading alot of discussions. I am t/2 newly dx started exercising & eating better .I have no a1c #'s triglycerides were 3520 high cholesterol could not measure my bg was 245. I am currently taking 2 mg avandia once a day, testing twice a day. today was 1 st time morn bg was under 200 , evening is usually around 150. I've lost 7 lbs this week so far . I have alot more to lose. when I found out I asked myself why not me , & am now looking for direction to change ! glad you are all here my name is Marty & I am open minded for help & direction .

jayabee52 2010-01-09 15:56:35 -0600 Report

I also wish to add my welcome to DC! I think this site is great because we can get info, hang out with other diabetics here commiserate, gripe and encourage one another. This has become my second family. Hope you love it here as much as I do ~James~

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-09 13:45:43 -0600 Report

Welcome to the site: Hope that you find the answers you are looking for regarding your concerns. I can't believe that your doctor didn't go into detail about how to use your insulin. That is just unbelievable! Whatever questions you have, just ask away…We are all here to support, and encourage each other.

spiritwalker 2010-01-09 13:38:34 -0600 Report

Welcome,we are glad your here. I am a t2, and i take insulin once a day. I take it the old fashion way. You might want to check with your pharmacy or your diabetes education center or.
clinic. They should all be able to provide more information.
Check the videos on this site. There are some that might
help you. Once again welcome.

Susie624 2010-01-09 13:22:10 -0600 Report

welcome to dc.am also type am on 1000mg met formin twice a day and you will find everyone here very friendly,and helpful.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-09 10:19:37 -0600 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect where you will enjoy friends with lots of the same questions and concerns. We are all family Lovemyfurkids, so we value eachothers opinions! Hope you find the site very helpful to you, I know I reallly do and I enjoy all the new friends I share here too. I have been diabetic since Oct 2009, Im type 2 also. Not on any meds as of yet trying to control it thru diet and exercise. The exercise is killing me, but I got to do it. LOL!!

jayabee52 2010-01-09 15:50:23 -0600 Report

Your BG numbers on the "share your numbers" look FaNtaStIc! Yvette you're doing great, keep up the great work! (even the if exercise IS "killing" you) ~James~

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