I have been injecting for a week now, once a day...
To be quite honest it is no more hassle than taking tablets every morning. The injector pen makes it simple and easy, and it is not painful. Mostly you cannot even feel the needle.
They start slowly, 10 units a day and increasing 2 units every 3 days, so I am on 14 units now. Blood sugar is not really improving much, but that is to be expected. Apparently I will not start to see much happening until on around 20 units.
However, already, I feel better. The tablets were not working well anyway, and just make feel grotty, so simply being off them is a big help. I am also not feeling thirsty all the time, or as tired. So progress already.
In hind sight, I wish they had not bothered with tablets in the first place. It was just putting off the inevitable as diabetes runs in the family. I just did not really want to admit that I was getting old I guess. We all start falling apart eventually.
Thanks for the well wishes from friends and relatives.
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Glad to hear that things are getting better Adrian. Look forward to seeing you in Leeds tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Is this Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? If type 2, have you come across the Newcastle study? http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/ReplyDelete