Well a few weeks ago I ended up in the emergency room @ 23mmol. At which point they hooked me up to an IV and gave me a shot of insulin. I suppose I should have gone in sooner, but I figured because I am insulin resistant,what could they do for me anyway?
I was then put back on oral meds which had little if any effect and I was feeling like a big bag of poop. The other medication I was on in a pill form was going right through me undissolved and I became concerned.
I was on oral meds when I was first diagnosed 2 years ago and the side effects were minimal. I was doing so well and lowered my A1c to 5.8 so I was taken off meds and just went with diet and excercise. I became lax with my testing because I continued to eat well and I walk everywhere so I had no concerns. Slowly, I began to lose my energy and felt terrible all the time. I went to the Dr. and he said my BG's were up and my vitamin D levels were very low. I thought maybe going back to lifting weights would lower me some but to be honest, I didnt have the energy to put my shoes on let alone go to the gym. I did feel a bit better on the vitamin D suppliments though, so I figured I would wait until I started to feel better, and then start back at the gym. ( Then the emerg visit)
I have to say, that shot of insulin they gave me... was the best I have felt in months!!! But they put me on the oral meds and I began to decline again...energy-wise.
I talked to my Dr. and asked him if i could be taken off the oral and just take the insulin shots instead...so here I am, one week into the shots and I am finally starting to feel human again! It truely is the nectar of the gods!