I've been on this journey now for 16 years....seems like forever. But I didn't really feel in control of my own disease until I started on humalog and then lantus. In the beginning, I said I would never give myself a shot, last year I ASKED and then told my CDE and PA that I was going to go on Lantus to get my numbers down. The orals weren't doing it for me anymore. With the first injection I gave myself, I had the thought that finally I --- Cathy ---- was taking control of my own destiny.
Now I have another point to take on as MY control. My dietician is a very slim 100 lbs soaking wet, if you get my meaning. She seems to think, and I am sure can show me research to back up her thinking, that on Lantus, I need to have 45 carbs per meal and 15 per snack. I have lost over 100 lbs now, and in the two weeks I did what she asked with the number of carbs, I gained 10 lbs. NO THAT DOESN'T WORK FOR ME. I was eating 30 and 15....wasn't hungry, didn't have cravings for foods or "treats" I shouldn't have or allow myself many of...and to be honest, I have all but knocked her block off for not acknowledging my weight loss. So another rogue diabetic I've become, it's 30 and 15 for me. I feel more in control, happier, less fearful of gaining weight back ---- which would be a great stressor for me.
When I am in control of me, things go much better, I am happier, I am not stressed out. Why do I tell you this? Because too many of us seem to take what our doc, endo, CDE's say as gospel, and not pay attention to our own bodies and intuition and education. EOS