I've been on insulin shots before meals to control my blood sugar and I'm currently running a test on that as well. I didn't take insulin before my last meal and I will check my blood sugar in a few minutes (about 2-2.5 hours after the meal) to see how close it is to normal (70-110). If it is under about 130 or 140, then I may be able to stop the insulin and just keep using the oral med (metformin). These are MAJOR improvements in my quality of life, as you can imagine. If I can't stop the insulin yet, I'm confident it won't be long until I can.
I need to be just a little bit more careful about my food choices (mainly, eating a little less) and I need to at least double my exercise regimen. These are just small tweaks in the scheme of things. Not easy tweaks, because I want to be lazy, but small. Gimme a couple of weeks and we'll see where this takes me.
"I only go forward." Michael Caine