Hi mtjc and Welcome!
Wow! So there are folks who go from insulin to shots. How long were you on shots for? What type insulin? What was the blood test that determined you weren't Type1? Was it a GAD65 or some other anibodies test?
Sorry for the questions...just trying to understand. I'm quite interested because my situation had me as being hypo-glycemic for years before being DX'd with Type2, which turned into a Type1 within 2 years. I'm a LADA, slow-onset Type1 but have never had any tests to confirm it (I've asked). My Type1 onset was quite rapid (2 months); signifying the last struggling beta cells' impending demise.
You're right about
the Type2 drugs being harsh on the system. I was on all of them at one time. Lantus is a great insulin. You'll find a number on this board that think it's great. I switched to Levemir about
9 months ago - works great for me.
I hope the best success for you in the transition of your medications. It's all in the attitude so, I think you'll do just fine
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus