Re: Glyburide or insulin injection
My own personal opinion is that insulin gives you much more flexibility in terms of what and when you eat than oral meds. Of course...that's if you're on both a long-acting insulin, such as Lantus, plus a rapid-acting, such as humalog or novolog and count carbs before bolusing the rapid-acting insulin.
Gliburide is, I believe, a sulfonyurea, which is a type of medication that forces your pancreas to produce extra insulin. Since people with GD are at a higher risk anyway for T2 diabetes later in life, I would want to do everything possible to preserve pancreatic function. Insulin will do that, whereas the gliburide might cause your pancreas to wear out more quickly and thus hasten the onset of T2.
Just my opinion, for what it's worth.