I have had type 2 diabetes for about 15 years. Until now my a1c has hovered around 7. It has jumped to 9.5. So I guess I will be starting unsulin now and I feel defeated and anxious. I know it's a progressive disease but I always thought pills would be all I would need. I also suffer from chronic depression found a pill that really worked but upped my numbers so I take pills that sort of work and suffer through. Ok my question is does insulin make you feel better ie: less tired,less irritable. Does it manage the highs and lows better? Is it going to help? I am seeing my dr. to get started on it on Tuesday, anything I should know? Thanks
Hi Richard, I've had two evening shots now and was very pleased to find it was painless, I hope it is for you too. It will take some time I think to get things under control again, so we will be patient as we have no choice :) We love our Yorkie he has about 1/4 of maltese in him so he is a morkie lol, his name is Dexter. Yes, good luck to us both. Karen
Yep it's painless! That's good. So far Ive only been precribed levemir, which is the very slow kind of insulin, and still take the oral meds too. I have been pleased this wieek with my morning blood sugars. 110, 122, 115.
Our daughter's Yorkies are half sisters Penny and Sophie Penny is 15 and I'm afraid not long for the wolrd, Sophie is 13 and still in pretty good shape:-).
I am also on levemir starting at 10 units and increasing one unit per day, in addition to my oral meds as well.
Hi richstacy. A bit off-topic, but I understand re your daughter's Yorkies. Our oldest and first Golden Retriever is almost 12, and probably also not long for this world. Believe me, she is getting spoiled! Our two younger Goldens are half-sisters and totally bonded.
Hi karen, on topic, insulin is a life-saver. Some learning involved, have you read blogs and/or books by Wil Dubois? He is a member of TuD, has his own blog and writes on www.diabetesmine.com. Really, your control of diabetes is going to improve. Best wishes.
Thanks, I'll check it out!
Still not feeling great but am being patient, glad you have had success, waiting for mine. :)
I'm a T1, so insulin is all I've ever known, BUT, when my BGs are high, I definitely feel tired, anxious, and irritable. I really hate that feeling, actually. You may find that you feel better on insulin once your BGs are closer to the range of what's normal.
Will be really glad when that happens, thanks for sharing!
Uh, folks, I got 4 emails today from TuDiabetes notifying me of four new posts on this thread. But there aren't any. Computer glitch, or what?
Hi Richstacy. How is the insulin working out for you? Do you still take the meds with the insulin? Joanne
the insulin is working out great. I have stopped the Januvia but am still taking glimepiride. Fasting BGs are between 100 and 120, lowest in years.
On another subject, now I have gotten at least 16 emails today that were apparently delayed for weeks by some cyber gremlin on this and other threads?? Is it just me?