Been type 2 for very long time.Had been undiagnosed for 20 years or more sugar in the 600's.Diagnosed just 4 years ago & my old dr gave me 2 pills said get your numbers lower or else.Well he retired got new dr & he gave me every pill known to man.Nothing but side affects making things worse for years.Finally met a new diabetic team & within minutes put me on insulin & it worked right away.Just been going through high sugar withdrawals for 5 months because my body does not know normal sugar.
If my old dr would have tested my pancrea's & knew it does not produce insulin then he would know pills are useless.People should be on insulin the pills i do not understand.But few dr's know what they are doing & have so much bad info it's shocking.
What to eat is the big question & it comes down to the individual.I hear people dont eat bread or potatoes.Well for me bacon,eggs,home fries,toast & i am perfect.Hard to believe.The other day had chicken & some rice wow next day sugar up in the 200's.Had a can of soup 1 day same thing,salad same thing.Eggs are excellent.The other big change is i only use extra virgin olive oil now.Delicious & i put that on salads,sandwhiches,cooking with it.
Well that's my bit of help for anybody.Insulin it works & it's not a big deal.Take dr's advice with a grain of salt.
Sorry to say but insulin is not a cure! Insulin helps when medication does not work for some of us. But many use it to compensate eating high carbs like rice or pasta and potatoes, sweets. 200 is high, you should try to keep your Bs under 150 so asnot to damge to your insides.
I eat eggs almost every day and I have bacon now and then. There are many things we can eat with few carbs. Rice isn't one of them for me, or potatoes and white bread.
I would try and read up on diabetes and insulin so your more informed. I wish you luck but please read up on this...
In most cultures and throughout most of history, the word "cure" means treatment or therapy. In this context, insulin is in fact a "cure". The use of the word "cure" to mean treatment or therapy can be confusing to Americans because they expect the word to mean a complete resolution of and recovery from the disease.
I agree with Sunshine. Insulin is not a "cure", it is a "treatment". I understand where you are coming from in the actual definition of the word. But in modern vernacular, the word cure means that you no longer have the disease. And that is not the case with insulin. Calling insulin a cure is especially difficult for type 1 diabetics who are often told they are "cured" when in fact they can have very difficult lives.