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Insulin Resistance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Nov 3, 2012. 34 Replies

For those of you that are very insulin resistant, what have you done, or been recommended to do?I've got a basal rate between 14-16 per hour, and use a syringe to bolus / correct.I can keep my sugars…Continue


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n1njahczar updated their profile
Sep 16, 2014
n1njahczar replied to jeremiahtren's discussion 'u500' in the group U500 Insulin
"My basal was 17-19 during the day, then I switched over to U-500. We started with 3.4 (17/5) as a guesstimate and I've lowered from there. I've only been on U-500 for about a year. It'd definitely helped lower it but I'm looking…"
Sep 16, 2014
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U500 Insulin

Fast acting insulin that works on insulin resistance diabetes.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin…See More
Sep 16, 2014
Zoe and n1njahczar are now friends
Nov 3, 2012
Timothy replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"so 1 unit for 1,2 grams of carb??? I thought u meant 1 carb exchange meaning 15grams. that is the most insulin I have ever heard of anyone taking who is type 1."
Nov 3, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"I would actually recommend the "Diabetes Solution" 2011 edition. I am actually not a fan of Dr. B's "Diabetes Diet" book. While the recipes are very low carb, I find them boring and unimaginative."
Nov 2, 2012
n1njahczar replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"I will find out what tests were ran. She's out on maternity leave for awhile."
Nov 2, 2012
n1njahczar replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"Believe me, with what research and asking around I've done I know it's crazy high. I can wake up with a normal blood sugar, take in nothing other than water, sugar-free Kool-aid, and Diet Dew and my sugars will remain +/- 30 ish points of…"
Nov 2, 2012
Jen replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"His ratio is 1:1.2, so for a 20g meal he'd be taking almost 17 units of insulin."
Nov 2, 2012
Timothy replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"that sounds so weird, your carb ratio is nearly average. How many grams of carbs do you eat in a day? A basal rate that high makes me think you are drinking maple syrup instead of coffee and buttercream frosting instead of a slice of cheese."
Nov 2, 2012
jims replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"EXcellent discussion and description describing the two versions of diabetes. I was amused that you picked up on T1's who are overeating carbs and lots of insulin getting like a T2 with high insulin resistance - I would describe that as glucose…"
Nov 2, 2012
Zoe replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"The tests you would want to get to determine Type would be c-peptide to determine how much insulin you make, though the definitive test would be a full panel of antibody testing; Type 1 is an autoimmune condition, Type 2 is not. There are some…"
Nov 2, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"From the sound of things you could be either. Insulin resistance usually happens in T2 but can also happen with T1. At this point it doesn't really matter which it is because the treatment is going to be pretty much the same either way, when…"
Nov 2, 2012
n1njahczar replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"Thank you Brian! I ended up calling my mail-order pharmacy and it turns out it isn't listed on their website, but once I got to a pharmacy tech they confirmed they do carry it. And you are correct Lily left the U-500 market."
Nov 2, 2012
n1njahczar replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"In 2010 my doctor ran a test(s) and said I was a type 1. The same test had been run previously indicated otherwise. I had always questioned my initial diagnosis at age 17. With a history of diabetes in my family and being overweight I wasn't…"
Nov 2, 2012
Zoe replied to n1njahczar's discussion 'Insulin Resistance'
"Nobody is shooting; I was just clarifying it for the benefit for the knowledge of anyone else reading the thread. Ironically enough I see another thread about "can you change types" which may be old but shows that not everyone is clear…"
Nov 2, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
I don't know what type of diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Knowledge, information, potential help with testing applications, a group to bounce ideas around with
Date diagnosed
October 27, 1995
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
not sure of last, testing coming of beginning of June
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Accu-Check Spirit Combo
Tell us more about you (optional)
I'm a husband and a father to a little 6 year old girl. I'm a computer programmer, work on PC's as a hobby. I love to tinker with things. I've rooted phones, tablets, and love tech toys.

I've had diabetes for almost 21 years. Went from Type 2 diet controlled, to oral meds, to insulin, back to nothing for awhile. Had a hip replaced and then once I was treating with multiple injections (6-10) a day with meals, corrections, and long acting went to a Deltec Cozmo pump. I miss it dearly when compared with the Accu-Check Spirit. I've been using U-500 since 2013 and have had success with it.

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At 4:37pm on May 11, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home!
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, 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.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:45am on May 11, 2012, catlover said…

Hi n1njahczar- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 9:02am on May 11, 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 6:18am on May 11, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. ENJOY!!!

At 4:23am on May 11, 2012, shoshana27 said…

welcome...lots of luck to'll get help're in the right place...




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