Originally Posted by brianregan09
So maybe if i say that to the doc that i'll switch maybe he won't stick me on insulin because i'm panicking like **** i do not like the idea of injecting every day
ok, here's the thing. If you aren't diabetic, you can drink as much coke as you want and your bloods will be in and around normal, because you just produce more insulin to compensate. So in my personal opinion, stopping drinking coke won't prevent anything, but it is a good idea in terms of weight etc.
SEcond, I'm assuming you're not being treated for diabetes at the moment, right? In that case, if your bloods are averaging around 8-9, that's elevated, but not high. So I would suggest that probably if you are
diabetic, and I don't know if you are, then you're type 2, which means you're still producing insulin, it's just not as effective as it used to be. This means you probably won't need any more insulin, you just need to reduce your resistance to what you make yourself, and this is done usually with oral medication, exercise and a change of diet.
So, yeah - cut out the coke, but that alone may not be enough.
thirdly - if you do
have to take insulin, don't worry about it. You hate the idea of it because you've never done it, and you assume it'll be sore, but it isn't as bad as you think it is. It's more of a chore than sore - it's like shaving or having to cut your nails - if you didn't have
to do it, you wouldn't, but it's not a big deal.