I'm doing something wrong?

trophywench

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I freely admit that it is a fantastic advantage being Type 1 for the simple reason diabetes consultants are firstly fully qualified endocrinologists before they specialise and so mine has always been onside with me to begin with. Hence they titrated my Levo and the GP simply went along with what they said.

Just been looking - 1.16 November 2019, was the last test result currently to hand as they no longer show the hospital ones on there.
 

Iwillgetthere

Active Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
@rebrascora Oh the idea of coming across a singing person in the middle of the night would definitely give me something to talk about, saying that on our walk today I broke into the Rainbow theme tune as I saw a rainbow, and then a little further down the road ELO's Mr Blue Skies because...well, i'm sure you can guess!
So yes I walk every day, at least 3 miles which helps to bring down a morning peak and so for most of the day I average a bg of late 7's.
The glucophage is a slow release Metformin, the second sort of sr I've tried.
I will certainly discuss alternatives with my DN on Monday ( thanks @grovesy for letting me know there are alternatives.) To be fair I would rather do without tablets and manage this myself - by test, test, testing, diet and exercise. I may just be expecting a bit too much instantly!
Looking at my latest blood tests my B12 level is 279 a and then my TSH was 1.54. (@trophywench thanks for the heads up on this one- I take it this is something to do with thyroid)
The only test that came back as abnormal was my serum ferritin (iron?) At 480 is too high. I believe fatigue is a side effect of this, they are not going to do anything about it until my Bg is lowered.
Onward and downward!
 

Drummer

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
My D nurse told me that porridge was the best thing I could eat for breakfast even if it did cause a rise in BG of 5.2! Up to 14.6 after 2 hours because ' that's the best thing for T2 diabetics'!
I've also just received a hard copy of some materials for aT2 online education course that I have been referred to that suggests cornflakes, milk, a slice of wholemeal Toast and glass of orange juice will give me a good start to the day!!!
Any help ( from posting on this forum) is always appreciated!
I think I am having a bad day - reading this and I just broke down in tears - how - in the face of this are people even going to survive?
It was at this time of year, in about 1955 or 6 that my grandmother died from the complications of type 2.
 

rebrascora

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I must confess it really upset me (more than just frustration) to read that message too @Drummer and I don't have a family tragedy to evoke an emotional response. Just makes you despair!
 
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