Hubbs wrote:I am thinking of using the drug only on occasions when large carb meals are unavoidable and I would not be able to walk around to bring the spike back down. But most time still eat low sugar/carb, therefore may not need to take the drug often. Does that sound like a reasonable plan?
As a lay person - I would be inclined to get an insulin prescription to cover your blood sugar, and minimize when you need its use. My instinct is you look like someone with a compromised pancreas. Dr. Bernstein has patients who have been able to lift the load off their pancreas by restricting carbs and targeted use of insulin. They have been able to remain in this state for a long period of time. I have a friend going on 10 years following this program. He could live without any insulin, but uses a minor amount to keep from degrading his pancreatic function. In Bernstein's book
, he details how to compute how much to use with some precision.
To me this is a much better plan than telling your pancreas to amp up on demand and possibly shortening its useful life.