Friend with long term Type 2 diabetes with insulin
Is there someone that you can check with to see if you take too much insulin? I have a friend that is on 3 different insulins plus a pill. She is on medicare and lives only on her Social Security. She always ends up in the donut hole and pays over $300/month for insulin during that time. She doesn't know where she will find the money next year. Is there someone she can go to that would work with her to possibly change her dosage for insulin so that maybe she could get off or lower her usage. Someone that would monitor her. She's been diabetic for close to 30 years. She's always complaining about being too high or too low and can't seem to find a happy medium. She is very health conscious and really tries to eat right. She does not exercise. Her doctor would be no help at all. She has no money to pay someone to help. She counts NET carbs and tries to say around 25/day. She never writes what she eats down and just calculates in her head what her carbs are. She tries to follow the original Adkins program. So she basically eats no fruit or starchy veggies. I just count carbs and usually eat 30-40/meal. I eat everything in moderation. Try to stay away from sweets, starches, and combine protein with carbs when I snack. When I told her that my A1C was down to 5.8 she told me that I was in the "romantic" stage and to just wait and would have to be on insulin soon. I know the longer that you are diabetic the harder it gets but to me it just seems crazy when she's type 2 diabetic and takes so much insulin. I'd like her to get on this site but she won't. I know she takes a long term, short term insulin pens, plus something by syringe plus, I think metformin. It just seems like way too much. Any suggestions???