So, I am a 38 year old, 9 month old diabetic with T2. I am still learning the ropes… Today I received my Diabetes Forecast and there is a letter in “Mail Call” from a person who says he too is a T2 and was immediately put on insulin versus a pill when he was diagnosed. He refers to an article from the previous month’s issue about “Embracing Insulin”.
This is the n’th number of times I have come across an article like this which suggests that diabetics who are put on insulin shortly after their diagnosis do much better managing their diabetes in the long run.
I had suggested to my wife that I should ask my doctor about perhaps switching to insulin, and my wife actually suggested that I just want to be “shooting up”! I was galled by her response. She also thinks that I have become a hypochondriac since my diagnosis. Then she suggested that there are plenty of diabetics out there who only manage their sugar levels through diet. I wanted to ask her to produce one.
I got mad! I asked her if she honestly thinks that I want this disease, or if she thinks that I like sticking sharp pointy things in my skin three times a day, every day. Then I told her that I hate freaking out when I forget to take my pill or leave my meter behind. I just want to live, and I feel like she thinks this is no big deal.