I had the same problem, the result of succumbing to clinical depression. I stopped taking insulin and monitoring my blood sugars. I lost a significant amount of weight, which was welcomed, but not as much fat as would've been optimal. The weight I lost was mostly muscle mass in my arms and legs. As you would expect, I became noticeably weaker. This occurred over the course of two-years.
It is most essential to get a grip on this! It does, indeed result in accelerated onset of unwanted consequences of diabetes; I now have peripheral neuropathies including gastroparesis, and I believe it accelerated the development of early cataracts in both eyes.
The gastroparesis makes control more difficult to manage, but I'm doing better now than before and my A1c's are very nearly in my doctor's target range. What has been most difficult is the overwhelming fatigue and weakness, as the muscle mass has been difficult for me to regain. I've fallen several times and it has been very difficult to get back up off of the floor.View Thread