I've worked hard...I mean really hard get my T2 under control. I have adopted a lower carb diet and have been exercising a lot. My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance by losing weight and controlling my diet. I have been fairly successful so far.
When I joined this group a little over a year ago. I had just started insulin on an MDI regime. My insulin requirements were massive at over 240 units a day. I was 20 or more pound over weight and had been T2 for 20 years. Today my daily insulin needs run around 40 to 50 units and my weight is at the upper end of the normal range for my height.
I have almost reached my goals but I'm afraid. I'm afraid that I can't maintain what I have achieved. With goals sometimes the easy part is getting where you want the hard part is staying there.
I can't go back so I'm asking how do you keep moving forward, How do you stop the backslide.
I wonder how many people would make the watch connection. Watches with a winding stem are for the most part a thing of the past. I guess I'm showing my age.
Thanks for making the connection.
Thanks for the good advice folks. I'm determined not to go back to where I was. I have never been an obsessive type but I think I'm becoming obsessed where my D is concerned. I believe that's a good thing.
I found what works for me, an insulin pump and limiting my carbs to 80 a day or less. I have been doing that for 5+ years now, with great results as far as weight loss and glucose control.
For me, it is not a diet, but a lifestyle change, and one that I can maintain for as long as I am in control of my life.
Find something that works for you and that you can continue indefinately.
Thanks Lloyd, I have thought about a pump. I don't know if I need it or if I would qualify for one. I have done real well on MDI with really good control. My only problems have been with lows which seen to run in bunches. I make adjustments and things run good for a while. With constantly changing weight with corresponding reductions in insulin resistance I expected such lows.
If you decide that you want the pump being able to document bunches of lows is one standard way of showing medical necessity.