AskNadia: Going to Stop Taking My Insulin
I have type 2 diabetes and am overweight. I want to get off my insulin and have decided to fast to lose weight and stop taking my insulin. I bought a cleanse and diet package. I don’t want to go to my Doctor because I am scared he will talk me out of it.
Congratulations on setting a new health goals. People living with type 2 diabetes can go off all medications with the right diet and exercise program. We just featured a man who lost 200 pounds and went off all of his insulin and metformin. What motivated him? His mother’s passing from diabetes complications.
50 to 80 Percent of Patients Do Not take Their Medication
It is estimated that 50% of people who have prescription do not take their medication. In some instances, like hypertension, the percentage of people who have decided not to take their medication, can be as high as 80%. Research data shows that there is a relationship between the quality of your life and marinating a regime that will give you the best outcomes.
Why do we have such a large population that have unilaterally decided to go off their prescriptions?
Sometimes the physician writes a prescription without consulting the patient. This opens up a host of problems from which range from, the timing of the medication, possibly the side affects, medical literacy; understanding the importance of taking the medication, cost to accessibility.
I would highly recommend working with a healthcare professional before starting your fast and throwing away your insulin. You made no mention of any other medication. However, if you are on hyperten Continue reading