I went to the dr. on Monday and I really wanted to beg him to let me take the highest dose of V ictoza for 2 weeks. The medium dose was not working well. But he told me I needed to go on insulin and he would put me on N ovolog 70/30 and I would take 2 shots a day and see if that works.
I am so glad that I gave up and went on insulin. I have only had 4 injections but I feel like I am living again, instead of just existing. When dh got home from his trip on Sat. I had just mowed and was just wrung out. Today I mowed the yard in 1 hour, which is a record. On top of that I felt fine.
Ddd1 and I have walked twice since I started the insulin, so I don't know if it is the insulin, walking or a combination but I am so thankful to feel well again. Last night when dh came home I was out watering plants. He came up behind me and asked me how I was doing and I said fine. I turned around and looked at him and he just stared at me. I asked him what was wrong. He said nothing is wrong, I just don't know the last time you looked so good. I had on a new outfit so I said you aren't talking about my clothes are you. He said no you look like you feel well. Tonight he came in and he noticed I had mowed and I was doing fine. I told him he was probably thinking who are you and what did you do with my sick wife.
I was on insulin the first month I was a diabetic but we had to keep decreasing the dosage, so finally he put me on J anumet. I knew that someday I would end up back on insulin but I wanted it to be years from now. I have really been fighting with myself over this for the better part of the last 2 months when my numbers have been so high and out of control. If I would have known what a drastic improvement it would be, I would have skipped the V ictoza. The dr. said that at least we both know that this is the only choice. If the time comes that 2 doses a day is not enough then I will do 4. At least this time I am using the pens instead of the vials and syringes, so it is easier.
So that is the lastest update.