Jun 4, 2002
I'm currently on a drug holiday (supervised by my doctor) due to liver enzymes, kidney problems, and extremly high triclyerides. I was found with type 1 diabetes a couple years ago during protease treatment. Now i've started insulin along with other diabetes drugs (glucotrol, avantia). The docs are having a hard time getting my sugar levels down to normal. I've been increasing insulin 5 units per week for 10 weeks. Is there some link between having "trained" your cells with protease, etc. into not accepting foreign bodies, and with a resistance to insulin.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Protease inhibitors can cause insulin resistance quickly but often that effect is reversed after they are stopped. It sounds like your pancreas is having a hard time producing insulin and/or you have developed some degree of insulin resistance. What role protease inhibitors may play in that is still a topic of debate and study. KH
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