This looks like a great site and reading through some of the forum posts I see there are wonderful, helpful members on here.
I was diagnosed with type II diabetes a couple of years ago. My diabetes since that time has yet to be controlled. I started out extremely overweight and over two years I have lost about 40 pounds and still losing. My readings still continue to be all over the place but always high. My doctor started me out on metformin, then changed me to gluconorm then added amyrl now I am on Humulin N and Humulin R injections. Still high readings. I just returned from a specialist yesterday and not only am I being put back on Metformin my insulin has been increased and now I need to go on high blood pressure pills.............sigh.
So what's my question???? Ok, recently (last 4 or 5 months) I started having what appears to be allergy reactions to my insulin. I always have itchy bumps at the injection sites, sometimes I break out in hives on my stomach where I inject, my face gets red and itchy after injections and lastly my injection are followed by nausea that lasts a few hours. The specialist seemed less concerned with these reactions and more concerned about my readings which is great but now that I am taking more injections during the day, and it means more reactions for me. I understand that allergies to insulin are rare and it may not be an allergy but my question is has anybody had this type of reaction before? Would changing the injection site help? On a side note, nothing else has changed. My bath soap, laundry soap and that sort of stuff all remains the same.