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Pancreas CancerInsulin was posted 01/15/2017 09:49 am by Anonymous
I am on long acting nightly insulin injection and it is working OK for me.
(Whipple surgery - became diabetic). I want to avoid pre or after meal
injections of short acting if at all possible. If you are home all the time,
it would be Ok I suppose, but if you have a busy life and eat out at lunch,
dinner, etc. I think it would be more difficult. Personal experience with
fast acting insulin - low blood sugar. The hospital gave me an injection when
first diagnosed diabetic and sent me home. I almost passed out from fast
drop to extremely low blood sugar before I could get some orange juice down
the minute I walked into the house. I have had a few friends over the years
who are either type 1 and type 2 insulin dependent diabetics. Insulin pumps
can make things easier and my Type 1 friend loved the added freedom it gave
him. My friend who used insulin injections had a much more complicated time,
needing to find a place to inject before meals.
Depending on age of original poster, I suggest trying long acting first while
also keeping attention on lower carb diet and regular exercise. My doctor
agrees at my age - mid 60's, keeping my A1C anywhere below 7.0 is a
reasonable goal. If I had known that the nightly injection of long acting
insulin was so easy with no real threat of low blood sugars, and that it
would lower my fasting blood sugar plus reduced the post meal spikes, I would
not have resisted going on insulin for so long.
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