I have been on insulin for a few months now, and boy, do I fell better.
- I have more energy than I have had for years.
- I can pretty much eat what I want (OK, I know I shouldn’t, but if I want a dessert, I can have one as long as I inject enough insulin to cover)
- I no longer fall asleep after meals
On the downside, it really is a pain having to inject myself 4 times a day, but necessary if I want to keep my diabetes under really tight control.
The regime I have have chosen is 3 doses of ‘quick acting’ Novorapid (before each meal) and one dose of "slow acting" Levemir in the evening.
I could have gone for 2 injections a day of a mixture of slow and fast acting, but frankly my lifestyle is so irregular that this would have been problematic and left me with poor control.
Weight gain is a problem. Now all the sugar IS getting into my system, I am tending to put on weight – not good, obviously.
I am trying to comabt this by increased dog walks etc – but it is not making enough difference at the moment.
I am going to have to diet