Insulin is a popular treatment option for type 1 and type 2 diabetes management, but is it right for you? Read what the members of our insulin treatment forum have to say, learn what their experiences with insulin have been, and join the discussion with your own experiences.
I’d like to try seeing a naturalist or a holistic doctor because of the side effects of medicines I’ve been on; what do you think of my idea? My doctor wants to put me on insulin instead, and I don't want to take it because all my family members who were on insulin had side effects and now are dead. My morning blood sugar is sometimes high (as high as 217) from something I ate the night before; other times it's 157. My doctor has me on 5 mg of Onglyza.
Do you think my insulin needs adjusting? The last three weeks my blood sugar in the morning is around 100 and throughout the day 80-125. If I exercise, I fall into the low 60s. I am a 61 yr old male diagnosed in January 2012. The doctors said type 2 but the endo changed it to type 1. My blood sugar in the ER was 720 and A1C 13.9. I am taking 12 units of Lantus and 4 units of Novolog three times daily before each meal. I am on a four carb serving per meal and a two carb serving snack at night.