We have a lot in common...I too was just diagnosed a year ago. I was also put on Metformin, glipizide, and Lantus (shot). But after a year of no changes I did the opposite of you...I asked to be put on regular insulin. I was also on Byetta for a week until I stopped because it made me nauseas. When I asked my PCP if I could do shots he sent me to an Endocronologist. This Dr. put me on 4....count em, 4 shots a day...
I thought that was a bit much.... But, it's working. After a little over a week my numbers have been down to 62....I have never seen that number before in my entire life. I'm used to 300's or 200's.....now I'm feeling better, and sleeping better... The only bad thing is that since I'm not used to these low numbers my body reacts very differently. I feel light headed, sick, dizzy, drunk, retarded....you name it.
But I am getting used to it.
Shots aren't that bad....I have trouble rotating places to give them though...other then that and getting myself into a routine I'm all good.
Spinal Stenosis, DDD, DJD, HBP, Type 2 Diabetes
Methadone 120 mg. X daily
Oxycodone 30 mg. 5 X daily
Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 2 X daily
Metformin ER 500 mg. X 2 @ bedtime
Novolin R 0-50-0-0
That's all....but OMG!! isn't that enough?