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To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Dec 3, 2010. 14 Replies

My DX is fairly recent, only about half a year.  I have been trying to get it under control, but that has proven problematic.  I started one med and changed my diet.  that helped some and got my…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for Ben
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES BEN!! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)…"
May 20, 2013
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May 20, 2011
acidrock23 replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"plus, if you listen to "Gimme Shelter" *REALLY* loud, syringes = fun! :-)"
Dec 3, 2010
Terry Keelan replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Keep repeating - Insulin is not a failure. Insulin is not a failure. Insulin is not a failure."
Dec 3, 2010
nel replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"I believe the trend in Canada is to start one on insulin as soon as possible ...my experience from listening to folks with type 2 diabetes and getting this from CDE's as well ."
Dec 3, 2010
acidrock23 replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"I am still not sure why you wouldn't want to try some insulin? There was a study referenced in DF a year or two ago that explained that T2 had better results w/ insulin than without. I have read posts (on the other message board I hung out at…"
Dec 3, 2010
s6954118 replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Let me start by saying that I am type 2 DX in 2007 and was put on Byetta for 18 months I did well at times but the effectiveness wore off so I was jput on MDI Lantus and Novolog and a glimipride and I did well for one year. My ENDO thought at that…"
Nov 5, 2010
KimKat replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"I am actually a vegan and I was already one when I was Dx this year. But I do agree with the others - going on a vegan diet isnt' going to change your numbers. It is WHAT you eat and how MUCH that matters. Unless he is wanting to eat all greens…"
Oct 25, 2010
Emmy replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Hi Ben, A vegan or vegetarian diet is not a good idea. Too many carbs for most diabetics. You would be better off trying the South Beach Diet phase 2. It would give you somewhere to start anyway. For low cost low carb meal ideas try this…"
Oct 25, 2010
Gerri replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Interesting that your doctor suggested a vegan diet as an alternative because vegan diets are typically high carb. Using insulin, if you need it, is fine. The goal is to get your BG under control by whatever means available. Lowering carbs is…"
Oct 25, 2010
Anthony Holko replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Try a low carb diet: fish, meats, fat, olive oil, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, peppers, egg plant. See if enough of your pancreas is still alive to get your BG into th 75 to 110 range. If not then you need insulin."
Oct 25, 2010
Realsis77 replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Hi. I'm very passionate about this topic because I too was really struggling before I got put on insulin. Not I'm on two diffrent insulins ones a twenty four hour and the other covers food. My blood sugar is completly under control now I…"
Oct 25, 2010
Kathy replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"About insulin. (All my opinion) First look at what you can be doing better. Do you have high triglycerides? Can you make dietary changes (lower carbs to lower weight, BP and triglycerides?) Do you have high insulin levels in the first place? I do…"
Oct 25, 2010
Ben replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Wow! Thanks that really helps! It has felt like a failure. I thought that, if I work really hard at this it will be ok. It has been very discouraging to keep makeing changes but not seeing the results I want;)"
Oct 25, 2010
The Diabetic Welfare Queen replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"Also, insulin is not a failure. Insulin can be more or less successfully managed every day, and even more so, on a low carbohydrate diet. This allows you to dose for small doses of carbohydrates, and small numbers equals small errors. It's NOT…"
Oct 25, 2010
The Diabetic Welfare Queen replied to Ben's discussion 'To go on insulin or not to go on insulin, that is the question.'
"What your doctor should be recommending, in my opinion, is a test to determine if you really are a Type 2, and not a LADA (or Type 1.5). For these folks, orals may work to an extent, in the beginning, but quickly lose their luster because they are…"
Oct 25, 2010

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At 12:52pm on May 20, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BEN!!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 2:05am on May 20, 2013, rick phillips said…

Ben, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:54am on May 20, 2011, Doris D said…
At 3:39am on May 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Ben. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 3:47pm on September 5, 2010, Linda G said…
Hi Ben...I know how frustrating it all is right about now...but hang in there, things will start to kick in. Easier said than done, but try not to worry...and take it moment by moment, all the while celebrating the steps you're taking. If you trip along the way....that's ok, we've all been there. Don't dwell on it, but don't give up....just move on from there. It's not quite walking a tight rope...but nonetheless walking a less trodden path (not unlike being Christian).
Keep in touch....linda.
At 6:31am on September 3, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Ben, welcome! good to have another pastor here. let me know if you have any questions about the community. I've been here for over two years now and love it.
At 8:11am on September 2, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY THAT SEEMS TO BE GROWING BY THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
Also please put up a picture for us so we can tell you from other's on our Forum
At 6:53pm on September 1, 2010, Linda G said…
Your dx date is still very recent......how's it all going?

Welcome home Ben!
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
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and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map.

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If you click on "About Us" on the top banner, you will find the explanation of the founding of TuDiabetes and the name
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/index/show?noteKey=What_is_TuDiabetes%3F
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 1:53pm on September 1, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Ben!
 
 
 

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