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Old 04-20-2013, 01:43   #1
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I got my results from the c peptide test. I am a 1.7 on a 1.1-4.4 scale. (Test was fasting, out of bed BG level was 220 that day) So I am making some insulin. When I was taking glipizide, I could achieve normal numbers (during the day, fasting was still 140-170), but since stopping the glipizide, I have barely been able to get under 140 on occasion. (Even during the day eating 20-30g carb)

I'm thinking maybe, it is time for insulin? I eat as well as I can, am taking 2000 metformin a day, the only thing that I don't do is exercise. (With 3 children, homeschooling, the house, etc its hard to do) Would exercise make enough of a difference?

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If I were you I will give consideration to insulin. You need to find a doctor that will help you lower your numbers some more. Exercise will help but it is not always possible to lower the numbers enough with just exercise.

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It does sound like insulin would help. Exercise can usually help, though not always. You can try working it in by playing tag for example with the kids

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That is what I was thinking. I don't know why but I am so hesitant to use insulin. Biggest reasons: I don't want to gain weight, I can't seem to lose any, but at least I haven't been gaining; I don't want to have the excuse to up carbs since I use insulin; and lastly I am nervous about crashing and not waking up in the morning.

I am also broke and don't want to spend $91 to go see the dr! LOL :-D

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I don't have insulin answers since I'm not on it. But I have the same worry! That if I get on insulin it would give me an excuse to up the carbs and before I know it i'd be eating all kinds of bad carbs!

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Well, if you do that ... it does not last! You soon discover how much safer it is, to stay low carb -- both from the hypo standpoint, and weight gain ...

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You do have insulin available with in your body. There is a lotmore to elevated glucose than just not enough insulin though. Are you under stress, inflammation, hormones out of balance, etc. These things are worth investigating, but insulin will always help. Even just a basal would bring you some relief.

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Stress? lOL Well that is an understatement! I am under a bit of stress.

On the upside, my fasting this morning was 162! It is going down! I am not sure why either.

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