I have been a T2 diabetic for 16 years and for the majority of that time had great control (85-130) with diet and exercise. Over the last 1.5 year, I fell off the wagon - hard. I allowed personal difficulties (unemployment, loss of insurance, etc) to affect the way I cared for myself. Not an excuse, just reality. Finally got my act together and have started with a new doctor to get myself back in shape. However, my sugars are out of control and my doctor is talking insulin. Am I a lost cause? How is the best way to evaluate the meds that are used for treatment?
I have lost 100lbs and need to lose another 50, so I am very concerned about weight gain as a side effect. I feel good that I am on the right track, but aware I have a long way to go (BS dropped from high 300's to mid 200's in the last 2 weeks). Due to my doctor of 10 years leaving the area, I have had to change doctors. We seem to mesh well and I think we can work together. I'm freaked out a little about meds/insulin treatment after so many years.
Bottom line, anybody been down this road that might have some advice? Any information would be apprecated.... Best, Peach!
"Success is a series of recoveries"