Using less insulin

I have been instructed to take fast-acting insulin 3 times a day with my meals and at night a long acting insulin.

Now if I don’t eat a meal I don’t take that insulin injection. If I don’t eat carbs, I don’t take that insulin injection. I am talking about the fast-acting with the meals. Therefore if I skip a meal or eat no carbs I can use less insulin.

I have been told by many of my friends and WP friends that they were on insulin and got off of it. I see my doctor Monday and hope to ask him if there is a possibility in his opinion that I can get off of insulin and even off of diabetes pills. I have decided I will do it, but wonder if I have his support or if he is just about using insulin to control it or ready to help me do this.

I had 2 meals today and 2 fast-acting shots. At 9 PM (shouldn’t eat later unless no carbs) I had my slow acting injection and then had eggs (considered no carbs). My morning reading should be lower. I have about hit my projection for the long acting insulin. Most morning readings are now in range so I shouldn’t have to increase it anymore. If I continue with lower day readings and low carb meals I will actually have to lower it.

This is my plan anyhow no matter what the doctor says. I have been doing my own research. I don’t intend to do insulin all my life and I don’t intend to increase it either which they say is usually what happens.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

2 thoughts on “Using less insulin

    1. Tessa Post author

      Actually he increased my insulin as my numbers were all over the place. Yes my dr is supportive, this new one anyhow. The one before this, my pcp, was useless and is partly to cause for things being so bad. Thanks for asking!



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