When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2013, I couldn’t afford to buy insulin or the diabetes drug Humalog.
I needed a medication that would help manage my blood sugar without the side effects of insulin.
I started my search for a new medication for my condition.
I didn’t have the right medication, so I ended up buying the insulin drug insulin-e and tried to keep my blood sugars under control.
But the side effect of insulin was severe, and I was losing weight.
I tried to live on less than half of what I was originally consuming.
I felt depressed, and my weight went up, too.
I thought, What am I doing wrong?
I had a blood sugar level that was so high that my body would start to think I was diabetic, so my insulin medication didn’t help me control my blood glucose.
So I started to think, What if I don’t take insulin?
And this is where my journey began.
The process of learning to manage diabetes with medications began with the advice of my doctor.
At the time, I was working as a nurse practitioner and was also in a very stressful and emotionally charged situation.
When I started working in this new role, I didn