Pregnancy is why I switched to insulin instead of oral meds. After I had my last baby, I was given symalin to help with weight gain with the insulin. I am ridiculously insulin resistant,, I actually let my sugars suffer last summer and eased off the insulin to take off 40 lbs but now I'm pregnant again and I've gone with a pump this time.
As 64 year old type 2 insulin resistant diabetic, I also hop behind anonymous diabetic and vote with that and add the following:
- weight gain while interesting is dependent upon liver leakage , energy consumed - carbs and the body actual burn.
As one ages, one may need some insulin boost and liquid insulin is the best, most adjustable and can work and fill in behind your pancreas most well complementing the pancreas. The worst solutions are massive insulin injections, glyburide/starlix, actos/avandia et all. Sledge hammer approaches to swatting flies.
Combatting the Insulin resistance for type 2's is the most important factor and requires:
stopping excess liver glucose releases and any other medical condition causing excess blood glucose constantly.
Once medical condition addressed, then carbs control and hearty exercise are critical to keep Insulin resistance turned off.
As one who got to 330 pounds and finally stopped liver ( 2 years before and after on same 1200 calorie diet and 2 miles walking a day); weight dropped to sub 260 and still shedding.
The promoters out there should be ashamed of the buggy whip cures, fairy tales and assorted other blame games they peddle while missing the obvious of getting to a balance of energy consumption versus carbs energy intake which the 10,000 year old hunter gathere gene digestive system never addressed and left to external effects of poor food, scrawby game and fruits of and berries that browned out during the bad seasons.
Today, modern science and agriculture provides a bounty of 24/7 grains, rice, corn and sugars and starch to sugars around the clock and all seasons.
On top of this modern science provide us with astonishing labor saving couch potato tools from lap top computers, video games, cars, machines all dropping human energy burn to the bottom of the barrel.
You do not have to go out expending serious energy to rustle up a meal any more; simply drop down a few steps to your closest vending machines and off you go.
Not to put too finr a point on this: If you are working on the pharaoh's tombs and eddifices moving 2 ton stone blocks by hand, you too can eat every day and in serious quantities of all the best of the high energy carbohydrates out there so you do not starve. Otherwise one better do energy management so you do not take the fast path , low route rotting out to the graveyard on excessive blood glucose in the blood distribution system.
Good Luck Cathy:
all on zero exercise I assume.