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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