Hi I have been a diabetic for 8-10 years first few years didn't change attitude carried on eating takeaways/chocolate smoking no exercise.
I then woke up and drastically overhauled my diet, quit smoking and took up exercise lost 3-4 stone. Loving Life but even so my sugars never drastically reduced were always high readings They then said my thyroid was damaged and they hoped it was this causing my sugars to run high. I became more and more unable to do exercise due to join pain/low energy and severe fatigue. I eventually had a full Thyroidectomy, this caused my calcium to be deficient so I am on tablets for this when it was also discovered I had B12 deficiency so have 3 monthly injections. Despite being on several tablets my sugars continue to run at 10-12 so the GP feels that my pancreas has given up the ghost so I need insulin.
Just wanted advice on going on insulin for the first time, side effects/feelings. Did your sugars drastically reduce, did you have lots more energy?
I am hoping that I will be able to get back to exercising to lose weight and become more active in life rather than working/sleeping but I hear horror stories of putting on weight.
Thanks in advance