From Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA:
I have been told that I am insulin resistant. I am taking Glucophage XR along with premixed insulin twice daily, and my fasting blood sugars are over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Is this common? Would an insulin pump put my diabetes under better control?
Insulin resistance is very common in folks with type 2 diabetes who are also overweight. It sounds like your diabetes is not in good control, and you should either go back to your diabetes physician and set up a better monitoring program to help adjust your medications, increase your overnight insulin or some combination.
If you have not seen a diabetes nurse educator and diabetes trained dietitian, this would also be extremely worthwhile so that you can learn what you need to do to improve your health.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:42
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