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Type 2 Diabetes Faqs

Common questions about type 2 diabetes: How do you treat type 2 diabetes? When you have type 2 diabetes, you first need to eat a healthy diet, stay physically active and lose any extra weight. If these lifestyle changes cannot control your blood sugar, you also may need to take pills and other injected medication, including insulin. Eating a healthy diet, being physically active, and losing any extra weight is the first line of therapy. “Diet and exercise“ is the foundation of all diabetes management because it makes your body’s cells respond better to insulin (in other words, it decreases insulin resistance) and lowers blood sugar levels. If you cannot normalize or control the blood sugars with diet, weight loss and exercise, the next treatment phase is taking medicine either orally or by injection. Diabetes pills work in different ways – some lower insulin resistance, others slow the digestion of food or increase insulin levels in the blood stream. The non-insulin injected medications for type 2 diabetes have a complicated action but basically lower blood glucose after eating. Insulin therapy simply increases insulin in the circulation. Don’t be surprised if you have to Continue reading >>

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  1. Craig Corlis

    That is absolutely absurd. The insulin pump is a life-saving device which is mostly invisible during normal wear AND easily detachable for bathing/intimacy.
    Let’s put this into a different situation:
    If you were diagnosed with a broken arm, and were required to wear a cast, and you went on a date where the woman said “Oh, you wear a cast? I could never be intimate with someone wearing a cast. You’ll need to get rid of that.” Would you be expected to simply be more careful with your broken arm?
    If you were deaf and wore a cochlear implant? Would you be expected to simply listen harder, or ask people to speak up?
    Any normal, reasonable human being does not encounter a medical device being used to save someone’s life and think “This inconveniences me, I must make them give it up.”

    Believe me, there are women out there who will not react this way. The ones who do are performing a beneficial service for you - they are blaring an early-warning alarm for you to run the opposite direction and avoid the mess dating them would be.

  2. Nate Shapiro

    Coming from someone who has never had an insulin pump or given himself insulin but knows how they both work: don’t get rid of it. Find yourself a woman who understands health, science, disease, and, most of all, you. She doesn’t have to be a doctor, nurse, PA, pharmacist, PT, or whatever, but she needs to be able to appreciate you and what helps you.
    My personal opinion: insulin pumps are great for controlling blood sugar and helping people who need insulin live a healthier, better, longer life. If the women you date aren’t willing to appreciate the benefits of that, then they need to get over it and grow up.
    Of course, it is your decision and your health. This is just my opinion.

    EDIT: I just read your clarification that it is likely primarily about cosmetic issues. Yeah, dump those women like a high glycemic load. You don’t need that crap in your life, and in all probability they would be insulted if you pressured them to do something that might reduce their health and well-being just to improve their cosmetic look in your eyes.

  3. Rachel Dove

    Absolutely not! I wear an insulin pump. When you are intimate, you just disconnect.
    Wearing an insulin pump makes living and managing T1D much, much easier. We need people that can understand us, that are willing to understand us, that have our best interest in mind.
    Giving up our insulin pump is like asking them to take off their glasses and see blurry. They may hurt themselves because they bump into obstacles? We hurt ourselves too by needing to inject, again and again, and we hurt ourselves too because controlling diabetes with pens is so much harder.
    If a date isn’t willing to respect that basic need, to want to support us, to be there for us, I, for one, certainly don’t want that person.
    I want to respect my partner. I need my partner to respect me.

    Respecting includes supporting me in my decisions and certainly, not asking me to change.

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