Hi this is Jenny, I can use some advice

By jennny Latest Reply 2010-12-02 01:21:49 -0600
Started 2010-05-13 11:00:45 -0500

What I want to know is since I am type 2 diabetic, will I have to stay on insulin the rest of my life?

6 replies

Jerry_Abrams 2010-05-15 13:14:53 -0500 Report

A type 2 on insulin? I thought type 1's take insulin. Maybe I am mistaken. I am a type 2 and I am only on oral medications. Diabetes is a life-long disease since there is no cure for it at this time. However, there is definitely the possibility that you can get off of all medications for it if you can control it with diet and exercise. One other thing that you may try that worked for me and a few others that I know. Cinnamon 500mg tablets, once a day. I started taking them and within a month my doctor had to cut my meds in half due to them making my sugar levels go too low. The cinnamon helps to regulate sugars in your body, much like the diabetic medications, and are much cheaper than the medications too. I get a big bottle at Walmart for around $10. Something to think about. Best of luck!

Lisa07 2010-12-02 01:21:49 -0600 Report

Wow thanks for the information… i should try that. I'm a type 2 diabetic on metformin and glyburide. I love tea normally when i drink tea i put cinnamon in it. Is it the same thing with the tablets? you have a great day:-)

GabbyPA 2010-05-13 14:55:55 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, diabetes right now stays with us the rest of our lives. How it is treated has many options, most flexible is type 2. Talk to your doctor and have them explain what they are treating for you. As KD said, there are many different things that could be wrong with a type 2 so that will be important to find out. Then if you want to work out some goals with your doctor to get a treatment that you both can be happy with. The thing is, that there will always be a treatment. It might be diet and exercise or it could be insulin injections. The point is to have a treatment that keeps your sugar in control.

kdroberts 2010-05-13 11:05:21 -0500 Report

It really depends on a lot of things. If your body doesn't produce enough insulin or doesn't produce any like a number of type 2's then you will never get off it. If your main issue is insulin resistance then you may be able to make enough changes that reduce it to mean you can come off insulin and manage with nothing or maybe a small dose of an oral medication if you want. A type 1 will be on insulin forever, or until medical science makes a breakthrough.

greenbucks43 2010-05-23 20:47:11 -0500 Report

Dear Jerry, I read that your taking cinnamon tablets is the doctor stated it is okay for all diabetics? hope I can find it here.. what about the fresh cinnamon? or powderised? Even the bittermelon has connotation that can lower glucose but it must be a proper diet too.. Congrats