I am 84 and have been on Type Two Meds for over 35 years, I first stated with just one pill as that's about all there was at that time, But then the disease became very popular with drug companies and the Doctors had very little knowledge on Typ Two, but soon they started getting really crazy with the pills and the Base line also the A1C thing started to be a great pill sales, I remember when Metformin became acceptable by the AMA AND CDC, although Europe used it 10 years before we did. My Urologist was against it but I was dumb then so took it, however quit a few years later, as I did all pills when they no longer worked and was put on Insulin Pens Like Lantus and Novalog, I didn't care for Novalog as it got too complicated to use, and I ended up with low blood sugar too many times.
So I decided to not completely listen to doctors as each one had a different plan or idea what was best for me so I started my own research and studied my Body's reaction to food and exercise and meds,
I have after many years learned that doctors tend to over do it with Patient when telling them they must keep A1C at around 6.0 or there sugar at around 100, This is ridicules and I have fired many doctors . My daughter is type two and the doctors had her a mental wreck,
I have never had a A1C as they want, in fact mine has bee 12 and then 7 and back to 10, My sugar depends on how much or what I eat, some times on occasion it will drop to 67 in the AM and that I don't like, I don't even like a 100 , but every ones body is different and doctors need to understand that,
I function very well at 160 to 200 in AM and like I said I am 84,, no feet or leg problems , I have good eyesight and other than triple bypass 5 years ago I do pretty good, I take Lantus at AM as I found no difference day or night. how ever I do have the dawn syndrome, but I live with it.
As being 84 of course I don't exercise any more other than a short walk around the super market,,
I have now gotten a doctor with common sense, and all he says is what ever your doing keep it up, it seems to work, He also dose my blood work and all he says is the numbers no comments,
Just a note,, When they discovered I had Type two, I had foot pain so bad I couldn't hardly walk,, I drank water or fluids by the gallons and I went to bathroom every half hour, When doctor check me I had a Blood sugar of 750, a Cholesterol of 900, and a triglyceride of 2600.
I was given Micronaze twice a day and went on a strict diet of all steamed food and started walking at first I couldn't walk a block but in three months I could get 6 miles a day and lost 75 pounds the first year.
How ever with the Lantus I have put 4 inches on stomach and about 40 pounds,, that part sucks,lol