I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetes in March 2007. Was on pills to regulate my blood sugar. January of 2011 I went on Levemir and Humalog because the pills weren't working. Since on insulin my numbers are great. My blood sugar is great and my AIC in one year went from 7.9 to 6.7 which my Endo says is great. I never eat bread, or white flour. Mostly eat veggies, fruit and chicken and fish.
However here is the kicker. In the last few months I put on weight. I do exercise often. Went from 183 to 192. I am not overweight. 183 was light for me but I liked that weight. Just had blood work and my LDL is high (137)from (126) and my cholesterol went up (198) from 186.My good cholesterol (HDL)are ok in fact the numbers are better. I take 40MG of lipitor and I take a very low blood pressure pill. My blood pressure is great. I have been taking a little more insulin to control my BS. I take 5 Units or Humalog 50/50 in the morning. Depending on lunch I take about 1 or 2 units of Humalog 50/50.
At dinner time I take 1-5 units of Humalog depending upon what I eat. I take 7 units of Levemir at dinner and another 7 units at 10PM.
I am a very good eater. No alcohol, cake etc. So food is not the issue.
Could insulin be causing my weight to go up. Let me here from people who have had this issue of weight gain and high cholestrol.