In 1999, I was diagnosed with diabetes 2 yrs following my recovery from breast cancer. I am cured on the cancer, and am ready to fight the good fight with diabetes.
After unsuccessful standard protocols of pills to treat my high sugar.
In 2006, I finally found a doctor who was willing to prescribe insulin.
Immediately, unit doses rose to 80 units Lantus/day and 80 units Novolog/meal.
We tried large needles but that did not help.
By 2007, I was out of control again with a 8.3 A1C.
So, I found a doctor through MiniMed and insurance plan willing to support an insulin pump.
Using the pump, daily doses dropped immediately to 150 units/day.
THEN...doses have to be increased to the point, my doctor switched me to U500.
I have put on 80 pounds in the last 2 yrs since I started in insulin.
I am very concerned the continued increase of U500 dose will be harmful.
So, here is the question:
Is diabetes a progressive disease?
Do I have 1.5 diabetes?
Will a pancreas transplant help someone with 1.5 diabetes?
Is Bariactric surgery/lap band surgery the only solution?
Are there any auto-immune solutions to this extreme insulin resistant disease?
All my hopes and fears are in your hands!
Julie Thompson, FLORIDA
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