I have a question…maybe a couple actually.
Let me explain.
I am a type 2 diabetic, prescribed Metformin 500, twice a day.
Since I have a job which does not require much physical labor (which is going to change soon) and I am not as active as I once was, also I am not very good at watching what I eat, partly because it is difficult and partly because I don't really know what to look for…My sugar level runs high often, between 160-300.
I have a family member who is a type 1 diabetic, I get insulin from him and use it when my level is too high.
The funny thing is when his lever is, say…250 he uses maybe 4-5 units and it brings him down to normal. When my level is 250 I need to take 20-30 units to bring me down to normal, thats pretty scary.
My question is, can insulin cause any damage? The type of insulin is Novolog - insulin aspart injection (rDNA origin).
One thing which scares me is why isnt that many units not working? Is it storing in my stomach and one day it will hit me all at once, like 200 units or something? or am I insulin resistant?
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