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Severe Insulin Resistance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jan 3, 2013. 23 Replies

Hi - This is the first time that I have posted anything but I'm hoping that some people on here can help me. I was diagnosed with Type 2 about 9 years ago. At first I didn't have many problems and…Continue

 

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Brian (bsc) replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Regular U-500 is the name of the concentrated. It is five times more powerful allowing smaller injections. The downside is that U-500 is really slow, more like a basal insulin and it is also quite expensive, > $500/vial."
Jan 3, 2013
Belila replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Hi haley, can you tell me what is teh name of that concentrated insulin as I am doing bad with levemir"
Jan 3, 2013
Belila replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Dear Gary may I ask you how long it took u to start lose weight in 100 gm of carb and walking work out as I am doing this for three weeks but cant see any results and that kills me...I am on levemir 50 units a day splitted and Novo Rapid but stil…"
Jan 3, 2013
jims replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"That matches my experience. My read is that the exercise and for me was 2 miles min walking and 1200 calorie diet - drop the grains/flours way back helps get the body working better. My read is that it is glucose saturation of the temporary glucose…"
Jan 3, 2013
Autumn Rose replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"I'm agreeing with several of the others' posts here. I also have severe insulin resistance and am very frustrated with the HUGE amounts of insulin I've had to take. I was taking the same amounts of Levemir as you however, I was just…"
Jan 3, 2013
Jeannie Wagner replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Are you still taking Metformin to deal with the Insulin Resistance? I am also very insulin resistant. I lost all the weight I can without being underweight. The best things for my IR is daily exercise 1-2 hours. I find walking 3-4 miles is best. As…"
Dec 14, 2012
april replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"You may not be resistant, but worsening. From what I have been reading since I have the same problems you do. I went from being prediabetic, to 1 500 metformin, to 2 500 metformin to 1500 metformin. Then to 5 different other meds. I didnt realize…"
Dec 13, 2012
jims replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Stemwinder has it right and makes extremely inportant point about diet and exercise. he doesnt tell this part but it has to do with glucose saturation. As the temporary glucose storage sites on the skeletal muscles get fully loaded, the muscle cells…"
Dec 11, 2012
Aimee replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Hi Leslie,I too am extremely insulin resistant. I take 100 units of Lantus a day, although my doctor asked me to split into a morning and evening injection (50/50). Also, Metformin helps keep my blood sugars down. If I forget to take a dose, my…"
Dec 9, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Wow, using 60 units of rapid for a meal does seem high. And as others have said, high blood sugars and high insulin levels "cause" insulin resistance. Many people find that once their blood sugar levels normalize, their insulin demands…"
Dec 8, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"When you have T1, as you lose the ability to produce insulin, you also lose amylin, a hormone helps digestion and makes you feel full. Smylin is the synthetic form of amlyn. Most T2s, unless they have lost most of their beta cell function won't…"
Dec 8, 2012
brokenpole replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Leslie, I'm sorry if someone else repeated this information. I am on my way to dialysis and didn't want to forget to respond to you. I used to take U500 insulin (5x stronger than U100) to the tune of several hundred units per day. Now some…"
Dec 8, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Leslie65
"Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
Dec 8, 2012
Anthony Holko replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Using a pump should help since you can tailor your basal needs but going on U500 I would stall until all other options are exhausted. Give victoza a try."
Dec 7, 2012
Leslie65 replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Thank you everybody that have replied I'm glad that they're others out there that can help me with this. I have only recently been going to an endocrinologist that seems to really care about my diabetes. I have mostly been treated by my…"
Dec 7, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Hi Leslie, You could be me, I was taking 120 unit of Levemir each day and as much or more Novolog each day. I was doing fair glucose wise but not great. I told myself that I could do better. Those dreaded words, diet and exercise are what helped me…"
Dec 7, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I hope to try and understand this disease more
Date diagnosed
January 1, 2003
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
10.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 3:12am on December 8, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 2:19pm on December 7, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Leslie...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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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 right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:24pm on December 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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