Patients with type 2 diabetes must first lose insulin resistance

Please listen to the very sad experience of type 2 diabetic woman

Last night at Twitter, I heard a sad story from a type 2 diabetes patient. I got the permission from her, I will introduce it to everyone.

Mrs. A, a type 2 diabetes patient, had diabetic retinopathy. She was taking DPP-4 inhibitor “Gractive” while taking a low-calorie diet as her doctor told her.

However, her diabetic retinopathy did not improve, and the ophthalmologist shouted at her, “A woman who can not manage herself like you should lose it to blindness” What a terrible doctor he is!!!

Mrs.A lost sight of right eye. Since last year she has started low-carbohydrate diet and low insulin therapy and is making efforts to protect her left eye.



When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was told that there was no abnormality in the fundus examination, but then I noticed that after a while the field of vision of the left eye had gone out whitishly at 3 places.

Although the lack of the vision recovered in a few days, when I went to the ophthalmology department of the neighborhood at a later date I was shocked told that “there is a trace of bleeding of the fundus, water is accumulating in the retina”.

As with Mr. A, I was using the insulin injection (Lantus) and the DPP-4 inhibitor’s Gractive but soon stopped …


It ‘s terrible story to lose sight despite being treated properly as the doctor told her!

For diabetic patients without diabetic complications, we can not understand this feeling


What doctors should treat for type 2 diabetic patients?

If you are  a type 1 diabetes patient ,  you don’t have insulin resistance so much that you should compensate for insulin that can not be secreted by your pancreatic beta cells by injection instead.

If type 1 diabetic patients complement insufficient insulin secretion by injection, the amount of insulin in their body is almost the same as those of healthy people.

However, patients with type 2 diabetes have both “insulin resistance” and “insulin secretory insufficiency”.

Especially Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mostly have both insulin resistance and insulin secretory insufficiency.



In type 2 patients with strong insulin resistance, insulin is often 2 to 3 times more than healthy people.

Hyperinsulinemia occurs when doctors prescribe insulin injection or insulin secretion medicine without improving their insulin resistance.

People tend to believe that only high blood sugar level causes diabetic complications, but it’s said that hyperinsulinemia may also cause complications of diabetes.

Some people say that it is okay to eat sugar with medicine (or supplement) even in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Is there really a guarantee that the medicine will be safe to take for 30 years? …I guess they are employees of a pharmaceutical company!


Doctors should improve patients’ insulin resistance

Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, also a type 1 diabetes patient, says “Diabetic patients should have a low carbohydrate diet that keeps the amount of insulin injection as small as possible.”

Mr. Bernstein has developed type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and is currently active as a doctor age of 84 years old.

The state in the body of type 2 diabetes patients is different from healthy people! Because they needs much more insulin than healthy people to keep normal blood sugar level.



In Japan, doctors don’t prescribe metformin to diabetic patients so much. They want to prescribe new and expensive medecines…

I think that patients with mild type 2 diabetes must worry about health damage due to hyperinsulinemia.
I and Mrs. A just hope that other people notice about danger of hyperinsulinemia.


Following obedience to the doctor’s saying does not necessarily improve the illness!

It’s true. We have to think for ourselves.