Well a few weeks ago I ended up in the emergency room @ 23mmol. At which point they hooked me up to an IV and gave me a shot of insulin. I suppose I should have gone in sooner, but I figured because I am insulin resistant,what could they do for me anyway?

I was then put back on oral meds which had little if any effect and I was feeling like a big bag of poop. The other medication I was on in a pill form was going right through me undissolved and I became concerned.

I was on oral meds when I was first diagnosed 2 years ago and the side effects were minimal. I was doing so well and lowered my A1c to 5.8 so I was taken off meds and just went with diet and excercise. I became lax with my testing because I continued to eat well and I walk everywhere so I had no concerns. Slowly, I began to lose my energy and felt terrible all the time. I went to the Dr. and he said my BG's were up and my vitamin D levels were very low. I thought maybe going back to lifting weights would lower me some but to be honest, I didnt have the energy to put my shoes on let alone go to the gym. I did feel a bit better on the vitamin D suppliments though, so I figured I would wait until I started to feel better, and then start back at the gym. ( Then the emerg visit)

I have to say, that shot of insulin they gave me... was the best I have felt in months!!! But they put me on the oral meds and I began to decline again...energy-wise.
I talked to my Dr. and asked him if i could be taken off the oral and just take the insulin shots instead...so here I am, one week into the shots and I am finally starting to feel human again! It truely is the nectar of the gods!

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Comment by savage810 on June 27, 2012 at 9:18pm

Glad to hear it!

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Comment by earthling on June 27, 2012 at 9:30pm

Yea!!

Comment by La on June 28, 2012 at 1:20pm

Insulin is the best! If only i could still produce it. . .

Comment by HPNpilot on June 28, 2012 at 1:45pm

As others on tu have said.... Insulin = life.
Maybe you should get one of those T-shirts that say "Insulin Powered".
:-)

Comment by Robyn on June 28, 2012 at 11:45pm

Glad to hear. Keep feeling better. Insulin is life for us.

Comment by roodgirl on June 29, 2012 at 7:49am

Happy you're feeling so much better. It's interesting how scary insulin seems until you actually try it.
Was wondering, though... Have you ever been tested for T1/LADA? Glancing at some of your previous posts (with the hypos, early control with diet & exercise but then needing insulin, and the vitamin D stuff) it completely mirrors my experiences so far.

Comment by karebear1966 on July 1, 2012 at 9:25pm

No I havent been tested for T1 or LADA. There is no endo here up north. I never really fit into any catagory really so I just call it type Karen. I recall being sick all the time as a kid, underweight, poor consentration, passing out cold out of the blue. As far as I know, I was never tested for diabetes of any type until about 2 days before my son was born and I almost died from toxemia....What ever I have... it requires insulin... as I am beginning to feel human again and am getting my energy back!

Comment by Peetie on July 6, 2012 at 7:42pm

Congratulations. I hope it is still working for you. Cheers! Joanne

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