Like "I have discussed the use of insulin with numerous doctors and a few PWD that are long time users. One individual I know is now in his 80s and has no complications from diabetes. The only negative that I have heard from my endo and a few others is a weight issue. It does make it easy to gain weight, and difficult to lose weight. I have managed to keep reasonably good control of my weight with portion control. Of course bg lows have to be watched for very closely. I personally have not had any problem."