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Old 09-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Not taking insulin - What happens?

I haven't been taking my insulin for a couple days now as I really can't be stuffed doing it. I'm type 2, and take two Metformin twice daily so I take four a day.

Is there going to be anything bad going to happen to me?

 
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: Not taking insulin - What happens?

What are your blood sugars running now? Insulin lowers blood glucose so you are probably running higher. By doing this you are risking complications and dka.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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Re: Not taking insulin - What happens?

They're between 4-6. Mostly around 4-5 though.

 
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Re: Not taking insulin - What happens?

You need to run things based on your meter. This will dictate med regime as well as the foods you eat. You need to check your fasting number as well as 2 hours after eating. Fasting should be less than 5.5 and 2 hours post should be less than 7.8.
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Re: Not taking insulin - What happens?

The answer to your question is: your going to get worse! You just can't take more metformin and think everything is ok?
If you can't be bothered...Who can? You really need to take this more serious then you seem to be. High sugars do damage to your organs, your insides and eyes, kidneys over time. You may not notice anything now but in time you will and then...the damage is done too late.
I hope you start doing what your Doc said to do and get some help with this if you find it too overwhelming. It's just a matter of making up your mind you want to stay healthy and so you make the changes you need to keep your sugar in tact.Best of luck!

 
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Re: Not taking insulin - What happens?

I've been able to avoid any diabetic meds or Insulin through demanding physical exercise and a very healthy, low calorie, low carb balanced diet. Not only does my diet and exercise help to keep my blood sugar and blood pressure at a very healthy level all the time, it also makes me feel very healthy and have more energy!

In addition to my balanced, healthy diet, I also do snacks, but I "chew but do not swallow" the snacks.
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Re: Not taking insulin - What happens?

I used to know a guy who treated his diabetes much like the OP. He got a small cut on his foot. Months later, after much pain and time in the hospital, he lost his foot. Then most of his leg. Then he lost his other foot due to a minor injury. Last summer he lost his life.

 
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Re: Not taking insulin - What happens?

Hi!

Insufficient information provided to supply a responsive answer.

However, based on what you seem to know, your choice of discontinuing your insulin was patently self-abusive.

Please return to your physician and consult with a Diabetes Educator.

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