I’m just sort of introducing myself and hope to hear others’ experiences. I was diagnosed with T2 in 2005. I started doing Dr. Richard Bernstein’s diet right away and lowered my a1c to 5.7. I was not on medication all those years until now, just doing low carb and able to keep my a1c decent, though never where I wanted it to be. It has been anywhere from 6 to 6.7, depending. Having gone through a lot of grief, loss, and stress over the years set me back, and gradually it seemed it was harder and harder to keep blood sugars in a good range. My fasting bg has been climbing higher and my pp bg is higher in spite of eating low carb usually. I tried metformin but after a month of feeling like I had a stomach flu every day I decided this was not going to get better and was not liveable. I asked my doctor if she would prescribe a fast acting insulin for meals and she did. I’m on Humalog on a sliding scale. Most of the time I just need it for morning breakfast. But even eating 10g carbs per meal or less I find I often need some with my meal or it climbs and does not go back down after 2 hours like it used to. I walk 30 min. a day sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, after each meal. I only had one serious hypo which was the first time I actually used the Humalog. I made the mistake of doing a brisk walk after taking it before it was done working and my bg dropped to 49. I was able to quickly bring it back up to normal with glucose tabs. I’m used to how it all affects my body now so I don’t have hypos, and I’m more careful about timing my exercise. Sometimes I can skip the humalog and just do the walk.
So anyway, that’s my story. I’ve been reading some of the posts for a while and find it very interesting how different everyone’s experiences are!