I've decided to stop taking all diabeties medication.
I recently tried the atkins diet and found I wasn't taking off much weight of as they said I should,because of all the meds I was taking including insulin.I would like some feed back from all of you on this site,if I should try or what is next, tired of waiting.

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Comment by Trudy on March 28, 2014 at 7:17am

Hi Jean. It's only my opinion, but I think that stopping Diabetes meds, especially insulin, is likely to lead to a disaster. If you feel you must experiment, just drop one med at a time--excluding insulin. I would strongly recommend consulting your doctor before making any changes at all. Best wishes.

Comment by Jean64 on March 28, 2014 at 7:35am

Thanks Trudy,going to doctors this afternoon will talk to her about what I want to do,just tired of gaining weight with inslin ,going to gym and seeing no results.

Comment by Trudy on March 28, 2014 at 7:43am

Let us know how your appointment goes. I'm hoping your doctor will recommend a new regimen that will work for you.

Comment by Tim on March 28, 2014 at 8:16am

Not taking insulin in order to lose weight, is known as "diabulimia".

Some resources say that this is an eating disorder specific to T1 but I feel that is overly specific. Perhaps, this is most well known among young T1 women, but the problem (and the fact that the pressures on any diabetic can lead to eating disorders) I feel is much broader than that specific case.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabulimia

Comment by Jean64 on March 28, 2014 at 10:47am

I did go to the doctors,results slow decrease of inslin ok but not cold turkey.

Comment by Ila on March 29, 2014 at 11:31am
Even though you are taking insulin, diet is important. One question though, how are your test results? Are your blood sugars good?
Comment by Jean64 on April 1, 2014 at 4:50am

Yes my blood sugars are great.

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