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Re: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #205

Hi Barbara,

Type 2s are generally quite insulin resistant. Some type 2s find that 
insulin sensitivity improves with oral medications, changes to diet, and 
increased exercise. Others find that things don't improve a lot, or that 
that what works well for years eventually becomes less effective.  Given the 
difficulty of dealing with insulin resistance, a lot of insulin delivered 
via a pump might be some type 2s' best hope for decent blood sugars. 
Still--as far as I know--insulin tends to be considered a last resort for 
type 2s, and it remains quite unusual to find a type 2 on a pump.

Best wishes to you and Danielle,

IDDM 8+ years; MiniMed pumper 6 years

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Subject: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #205
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 15:42:06 EDT

In a message dated 13/09/2002 23:35:33 GMT Daylight Time, email @ redacted

>I've been using a MiniMed 508 for a trial period and since July with
>Novarapid. I use about 100-130 units a day.  I am type 2 and used >tablets 
>and diet for many years

Is that correct?  Do you actually use that many units per day?  I have never 
heard of anybody using this amount of insulin.  What are your blood sugar 
results like?

Barbara (diabetic for 29 yrs and diabetic daughter aged 8)

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