Diabetic Type 2 on both oral medications and insulin... Is there hope for me?

By MarluzLopez Latest Reply 2011-03-08 22:08:47 -0600
Started 2011-03-02 11:16:46 -0600

Hello there!!! I'm a 41 yr old GIRL (LOL) and I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes on May 2001. On February 2010 my doctor got me started on 15 units of insulin in the morning, along with my oral medications: Metformin 1000 mg (2/day) and Glipizide 10 mn (2/day). Just yesterday I went to another doctor cause I felt my diabetes wasn't being treated properly (Loooonnnggggg story) and sure enough, IT WASN'T!!! Now my insulin shot went up to 35 units in the morning plus the oral medications.

I know it will require a lot of will, self-control and DISCIPLINE (which I must recognize I don't have) to quit the needle and maybe lower down the oral medications dosage… But, CAN IT BE DONE??? Or this is just some wishful thinking????

7 replies

Tigereyze209 2011-03-03 18:37:56 -0600 Report

Others already covered this, but my two cents worth.. (keep the change)
Seriously though, a lot of folks can control their condition through diet and exercise. And, of course, some folks can't. There are so many factors that you have to account for, you can't give a yes or no answer to. BUT, the general rule of thumb for most folks whose condition is weight induced, (like me) if you can take off the pounds, and as there is less of you to stress your system, you can back off the meds, and there ARE folks who have managed to can control their condition with diet and exercise only. The odds are in your favor, but remember moderation. You can lose weight too fast, and that can be worse than too much weight. A healthy adult female can safely lose about three to five pounds a month safely, until you get to your goal. (Guys can do five to seven pounds.. only because we are generally bigger to start with)
Good luck, and God bless.

WendyFR 2011-03-08 22:08:47 -0600 Report

I agree with Tigereyze209. I have seen it with a friend and my siblings. It can be done. You just have to start. I am type I, but 6 months ago I was taking 2 kinds of diabetic oral medication and on a pump. I started to releve my stress, exercising more and eating healthy. I am now only on insulin. My next goal is to change my insulin to a less concentrated. I am on Humalog U-500 (concentrated insulin) a lot more expensive then normal concentrated insulin. If there is a will there is a way! Good luck!

Harlen 2011-03-02 15:41:34 -0600 Report

Hello pretty girl
Its up to you and your bod if your bod is ubwilling then no if your mined is unwilling then no but if your lucky and bowth are willing and you work very hard you may be able to do so and I do hope you will be able too .
But if not thank god life is not over with the shots .
Best wishes

MAYS 2011-03-02 14:22:46 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family!
It's up to you and your pancreas, either way continue managing your diabetes!

realsis77 2011-03-02 13:48:59 -0600 Report

Hi. It can be done if you can control your blood sugar without it. Everyone is different and some people can manage their diabetes this way and some can't. As for me I need to use insulin to control my diabetes. everyone is different and what works for some might not work for others!

kdroberts 2011-03-02 11:22:14 -0600 Report

It can be done if you can manage your blood sugar without it. That will depend on diet, exercise and how your body works. You may have the diet and exercise part down but if your body just doesn't produce enough insulin then there isn't a whole lot you can do other than take insulin.

MarluzLopez 2011-03-02 11:34:00 -0600 Report

Thank you so much for your reply. I think that after all these years, somehow I'm still in denial about my condition. Maybe now that I found this website things will be different for me and will finally take control of my condition once and for all…!!! :))))

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