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
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