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Hello and welcome to our community! I assume you are Type 2 or you would have been started on insulin when diagnosed. If you are not eating properly and therefore having a lot of blood sugar highs then insulin is necessary to give you good control. If you can eat properly and run much lower blood sugar then you may be able to stop insulin and use medication instead. Some Type 2 diabetics get very good control and do so well that they can control their diabetes by diet and exercise alone. That would be ideal! You would need to reduce your daily carb intake and exercise every day to accomplish this. I limit myself to 130g of carbs each day and I do not eat any candy or other treats unless my blood sugar is low and I need to raise it to my target level (90).

Your picture shows a slender lady. Is that a recent picture? If it is I am thinking you may have been misdiagnosed. A misdiagnosis is quite common if a doctor does no know enough about diabetes. Seeing an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) would result in a correct diagnosis. Then the appropriate treatment could be determined.

Sleepiness is a common characteristic of continual high blood sugar. If you continue running high for a long time then you are increasing your chances of having complications with your eyes, kidneys and nervous system. I hope you will take the necessary steps to improve your health soon. Good luck to you!

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Correct diagnosis`

When I wasn't able to control my sugars, I was like you... any bit of carbs would knock me out. I slept at lunch for 20 minutes, and after supper almost every day.

Richard brings up several interesting points, particularly the dx of Type 2 possibly being off. When I was rediagnosed as Type 1 (adult onset) and began on insulin, my world completely changed in a wonderful way. Energy and strength came back immediately, and the continual drowsiness disappeared as my scores normalized.
You were without insulin for a long time and you really needed it. You are lucky you are doing well now and did not experience some damage while you were still diagnosed as T2. I hope things will go well for you in the years ahead.
 
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