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    stopping insluin cold turkey.
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    stellbell1959 posted:
    I am on oral medication, and I was taking insulin and have quit taking it. Could this be bad and I am watching my diet moreso than before. I am excersing. Should this be ok. Im on metformin and Glipizide.
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    dianer01 responded:
    I think you should be talking to your health care professional before changing your medications. You could be opening the door to all kinds of problems and complications if you do not carefully control your blood glucose.

    my thoughts...
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    mrscora01 responded:
    The only way to know if it's ok for you, is to check your blood sugar. If your blood sugars are normal, then it's ok. For many people, stopping a med (bp med, insulin, whatever) is kind of like taking the patch off a leaking pipe. The pipe will leak again without the patch, just as your blood sugar will (probably) go up without the insulin.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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