Pat D.
By Pat D. Latest Reply 2013-04-08 21:09:25 -0500
Started 2010-03-19 21:29:41 -0500

Hello everyone, I just want to share a little with you all. I have been put on insulin a couple of months ago and I thought that I was not going to like it. I was very wrong.. Since I have been on my testing are very good. Today I got a A1C test and it came back 6.9 down from 7.7 which that was the first one after I got on insulin. It was at 8.9 before insulin. My readings were up in the 2 to 3 hundreds. A couple of time it was in the 400's. I am glad that I have came around to accepting insulin as part of my treatment. I don't plan on being on it the rest of my life though. I have changed some of my habits and if I keep it up I might be able to come of the meds all together. Keep me in your prayers and thoughts and especially send me some encouragements. Thanks to all…

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'Second Chance'
'Second Chance' 2013-04-08 20:13:05 -0500 Report

Hi Pat D., how are you?? I think you are doing a great job adjusting to insulin…stay encouraged, there's nothing better than feeling your best when it comes to being a Diabetic!! I truly understand how you feel…I was diagnosed with Type 2 and was put on insulin. I was determined not to be on insulin the rest of my life!! So, I made a life style change, got off inslin in Jan 2011, praise GOD…because without "HIM", I couldn"t have done alone!!!! So hang in there Pat D., YOU CAN DO IT!!! :)

Roxannescott 2013-04-08 11:16:26 -0500 Report

Its all about how well you feel! If the insulting makes your blood sugar lower you WILL feel better! Keep up the good work! I know its scary but if it makes you feel better its worth it!!!!

JoleneAL 2013-04-08 10:50:03 -0500 Report

I asked for Lantus a year after being diagnosed and got my life back. I now have fast insulin for those morning spikes I get and my life is even better. I still do what I can to watch what I eat, but I am enjoying life again. Insulin is not a death sentence.

95ncountin 2013-04-08 21:09:25 -0500 Report

I'm so glad to hear that! I'm pretty sure that's coming my way. I've heard horror stories. I'm encouraged.

peewee0618 2013-04-08 09:40:53 -0500 Report

I went on insulin last year and I thought I would not like it. As a matter of fact, I was scared. Since I have been on insulin, my sugar is where it should be along with my A1C. I am happy to know that your levels are where they should be now and hopefully one day you can come off of the insulin.

EJMac 2012-11-25 12:43:32 -0600 Report

I felt like you did when the doctor suggeste insulin. I said OK, but my goal was to get back on the meds. I think some of us have much better control with insulin which keeps down the complications when the numbers run too high. I have the insulin pens which are very handy and easy to use.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-11-25 07:08:09 -0600 Report

Congratulations, as a T1 insulin is a must for me, but I've learned with
Portion and carb control the amount of insulin I take will be up to me! I've been able to stay the same weight and have actually dropped a few more pounds the last few months! Good luck with this and be careful with lows!

jimLE 2012-11-24 14:02:59 -0600 Report

sorry you had to get put in insulin.but im glad things are going great,and that ya got a good n positive attitude about it.hope things go for ya the way you planing n hopeing for.

JSJB 2012-04-01 05:01:44 -0500 Report

Congratulations. I am not there yet and do no plan to. Keep up the good work and you will be ok. Prayers are with you

AprilB 2010-10-20 09:23:45 -0500 Report

Your story is inspiring, thank you!! (I am afraid of insulin and doing whatever it takes to not have to go on it - I truly appreciate you sharing your feelings). And many congrats to your progress!!!

joni55 2010-04-16 19:06:56 -0500 Report

I put my finger on you picture and prayed for you. I did post my testimony under Joni's Story. I hope it will encourage you!

bluemax 2010-03-24 21:36:06 -0500 Report

Yes, it is really great that the insulin is working for you. My doctor has me on two types of insulin to keep my bs under control. I was on just one type oi insulin for bedtime. However I found that during the middle of the day my bs wouold get high. So he gave me a pen injector to use before lunch and that keeps my bs lower during the afternoon.

Hinboyz3 2010-03-22 19:55:37 -0500 Report

Hello Pat, you seem to be on the right track already, Im glad to know your numbers are coming down, and that's a really good thing. You have to take babysteps at this, it won't all happen in a day. It takes very hard work amd you've already started on your way. I was diagnosed in Oct. 2009, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. But the first thing I did was to change the way I ate foods, and added in a little exercise and before I knew it I had lost 15 lbs. So you can do it little by little. We are all in this together and we are iin this to win it and stand strong.

joni55 2010-04-16 19:10:47 -0500 Report

Good for you on the weight loss! I am so proud of you. I changed my eating a few weeks ago and have lost about the same. I wasn't eating real bad. I eat fresh everything and frozen. I try not to use cans, but sometimes it is unavoidable. It is so hard when everything around you is all about food, i.e. church socials…

GabbyPA 2010-03-21 08:10:00 -0500 Report

That is a great story that every diabetic should hear. I know for myself, when I was first diagnosed, insulin seemed to be a "failure to control" step in my little pea brain. Actually, control with insulin is far more natural way of things. My mom took that leap on her own and convinced the doctor to put her on insulin, and she loves it (well, as much as you can anyway) Her numbers were always pretty good, but now she is doing wonderful. My diabetic instructor was the one who encouraged us looking into insulin. More type 2 diabetics should consider insulin and talk to their doctors about it. Thanks for sharing that with us. It helps take away the stigma.

joni55 2010-04-16 19:12:28 -0500 Report

I am on metformin. Is insulin better than that and is it appropriate for someone like me, who by the grace of God, pretty much has things under control.

jigsaw 2012-04-01 08:02:43 -0500 Report

I am on insulin. Insulin makes it easy to gain weight and extremely difficult to lose weight. With much exercise, portion control and professional guidance with my food plan I have managed to keep my weight in check. I really haven't heard to many other negatives except for the potential for dangerous bg lows!

joni55 2012-04-01 22:39:35 -0500 Report

Thanks for the information. I am happy to say, that as of about 2 weeks ago, I no longer need Metformin. My blood sugars have been in the 90s. I am happy. I have lost a lot of weight in the past couple of years and most recently another 11 pounds. I do have trouble with lows sometimes though. They are a pain.

jigsaw 2012-04-02 05:59:55 -0500 Report

Congrarulations getting off Met and losing weight! Your bg #s are excellent also. Are you off all meds? Just curious why you would have lows! How low does your bg go? Hope you don't mind me asking.

alanbossman 2010-03-21 07:43:19 -0500 Report

I know most people are afraid of insulin, but it sure does level out your bs better then any thing else So good for you keep up the good work

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