Insulin help....

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Nana Monster
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 957
   Posted 11/7/2017 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone out there help? I went to the doctors and the dang A1-C is up to 9.2 again. The doctor is talking insulin down the road if this last med doesn't work. I'm starting on it tomorrow and it's called tradjenta. So far I've reacted badly with Metformin, Glimpiride and now glyburide. Showed the doctor a quart bag of hair I lost on the last one. NOT a pretty site. I need to know if taking animal insulin is better for ones who are severely chemical sensitive. I've been reading how many people react to the lab cooked version and want to try to go as natural as possible as my body is so messed up. I had a compliment from the doctor today when he said he has never met anyone as allergic to meds as I am. It's called "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" and 17% of the population has a form of it and 3-5% are actually disabled because of it. I know being stressed out doesn't help but I just had my 13 yr old granddaughter land in my lap a month ago and am now dealing with about 10 agencies and a new school to boot. She came with little kids clothes and is in a ladies 5 so I'm driving around hitting clearance racks trying to outfit her. Anyway, thanks for letting me rant. Any help would be appreciated.

Lanie G
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5970
   Posted 11/7/2017 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome back! I'm sorry for the latest set back and you know that stress (as well as sickness and pain) can drive blood sugar up. However, I'm also going to remind you that food choices are one of the main reasons for such high blood sugar.

What have you been eating?

I'm sorry that I can't answer your questions about insulin that you're asking.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Nana Monster
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 957
   Posted 11/7/2017 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying to find what I might react less to. The animal insulin is made from the pancreas of animals and the "human" strain is made from bacteria and yeast. Not sure if they use an agent to kill the bacteria or not and that's what I react to in the flu shot. The most sugar I do is a bowl of peaches (in juice with it drained) some readi whip (less carbs) with walnuts. I don't use much regular sugar and have cut waaaaay down on carbs. From what I'm reading most doctors don't tell you about the animal version and there is less reaction to it. I'll keep researching but wasn't sure if anyone had used it and could give me some information. Thanks, Lanie for your help. I DID fall off the wagon by making baked tuna noodle and what I call Junk Soup which is rice, hamburg, garlic and onion cooked real thick so it's like a stew. My granddaughter never had it so I have her a treat.

Lanie G
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5970
   Posted 11/8/2017 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Since you have difficulty with allergies to medications because of your reactions, I suggest that you work on an eating plan with no carbs. Don't eat potatoes, rice or anything made with flour. Eat a decent portion of protein from beef, chicken, fish, etc. and lots of vegetables. This will get your blood sugar down to much better numbers. Then, whatever medication you take doesn't have to be a high dosage. This would lessen the possibility of a bad reaction.

Honestly, there's nothing else left for you to do to help yourself. Blood sugar control starts with you and the food you eat. I hope you can find the strength to get control! Good luck!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

theHTreturns...
Elite Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 19910
   Posted 11/9/2017 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
lanie is spot on. and insulin for you is needed. i think it will matter not, even the pig fat is mixed. 9,2 a1c is too high and it is what is going down ya neck. higher readings create more complications and with med combos.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:08 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,895,563 posts in 317,808 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 157416 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, gswed.
345 Guest(s), 16 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
trainman456, Oldbuddy, Dahlias, theHTreturns..., CopperGuy, Misalily, SomeonesMom, Charlie55, Mergirl, Big Tasty, FLBeachgal, Dodgegrl_02, gswed, lymelearner, scar1919, BOB 46


About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All Rights Reserved.