This is what I know.
Your pancreas produces the insulin.
If you develop Type 1 diabetes, you develop it usually as a child. It means that your pancreas is developing no insulin at all. So you have to really solely on insulin to live. Usually having type 1 is very difficult because you have to make sure you aren’t getting too much insulin or too little throughout the day depending when you eat, what you eat, how often, etc. people with type 1 will suffer if their blood sugars dip too low too often or go too high depending on how much insulin you’re taking vs. how much you’ve eaten.
If you develop Type 2 diabetes, it means your pancreas does produce insulin, but is unable to keep up with the amount of carbs/sugars you are consuming. So yes you need insulin or metformin or actos to keep those in check. That’s why doctors will recommend before getting on meds, is to eat healthy, maintain a healthy weight and limit your sugars, so that your body can keep up with the natural insulin production. Most type 2 diabetics worry about their sugar levels running too high, with some lows. But once you cut back on your sugar intake, and no longer need insulin meds, then you will no longer need the meds. That’s why life is more hopeful in recovering from type 2 diabetics.
Now I know you a little @Aziz I know you are working hard on your dieting and exercising. Don’t give up on that, because all that will totally lower your a1c and then they won’t put you on insulin pumps, shots meds, etc. I will also say, you shouldn’t cut out carbs completely. That’s what energizes you. So you have to find that right balance. Also, if your body gets used to a certain amount of sugar you put in your system, it will protest for a while, because our body gets used to things being a certain way. So if your sugars are normal, but lower than they usually are, your body will act like you have low blood sugar. My body did that once I cut back on the carbs, and acted like I had low blood sugar.
I agree, though. Get a blood sugar kit at the pharmacy and check your fasting in the morning, two hours after every meal and before bed. I also recommend eating six small meals a day. It will help your sugar levels stay even. Just divide up each three meals you have, into half, and that way you make sure you aren’t overeating.
I’m at that point in my life where I have both type 1 and type 2, with pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. Yah, it’s a barrel of laughs.
If you have more questions about the pancreas I’m happy to share what I know. I’ve gone through some bad years lately, all revolving around my stupid pancreas. It’s become the center of my life now. I’m not really comfortable knowing so much about my organs, cause I know about Egyptian stuff too.